Wednesday, June 26, 2013

YES! YES! YES!

California Proposition 8 Appeal Denied, DOMA Struck Down

The court found that the sponsors of California's Proposition 8, which outlawed same-sex marriage, had no standing to appeal lower-court decisions that held the initiative unconstitutional - a ruling that is likely to allow gays and lesbians to marry in the state within weeks.

Separately, the court struck down the Defense of Marriage Act, ruling that married same-sex couples are entitled to the same federal benefits as opposite-sex couples.


Though striking down DOMA has far broader, more exciting implications for the US of A than simply striking down Prop H8, as a California native, it's great to know people I love will have immediate benefits from this, and it's amazing to be part of this historic victory today.

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3 Comments:

Blogger Trevor said...

great post Saudade!

June 26, 2013 at 10:52:00 PM PDT  
Blogger Trevor said...

We live in a pretty awesome state sometimes.

June 26, 2013 at 10:54:00 PM PDT  
Blogger saudade said...

thanks! finally, we're here. I am giddy.

June 29, 2013 at 11:32:00 AM PDT  

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