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9th Circuit Court of Appeals Finds Proposition 8 UNCONSTITUTIONAL! But It Ain’t Over Yet.

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.

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Will Kohler

Will Kohler is a noted LGBT historian, journalist and owner of Back2Stonewall.com. A longtime gay activist, Will fought on the front lines of the AIDS epidemic with ACT-UP and continues fighting today for LGBT acceptance and full equality. Will’s work has been referenced in notable media venues as MSNBC and BBC News, The Washington Post, The Daily Beast, Hollywood Reporter, and Raw Story,

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