Its taken many years and may years in court but FINALLY a decision by a panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals found that Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that limited marriage to one man and one woman, violated the U.S. Constitution.
The ruling upholds a decision by retired Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who struck down the ballot measure in 2010 after holding an unprecedented trial on the nature of sexual orientation and the history of marriage.
But its probably not over. ProtectMarriage, the backers of Proposition 8, can and will probably appeal todays decision to a larger panel of the 9th Circuit or go directly to the U.S. Supreme Court.
Unfortunately the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that the stay against performing same sex marriages will stay in place until the appeal process is through.
But it is a VICTORY. But unfortunately its far from over yet kids.