Proposition 8 Declared Unconstitutional by Ninth Circuit

In an opinion issued on 7 February 2012, the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit has affirmed the decision of Federal Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who declared Proposition 8, California’s citizen initiative banning gay marriage, unconstitutional. It is expected that the decision, which has been more than a year in coming, will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

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