Tuesday, February 7, 2012


The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has struck down California's Proposition 8 that ended same-sex marriage, setting up a high-stakes fight at the U.S. Supreme Court. RNS photo courtesy Fritz Liess/Flickr

Topics: Culture, Gender & Sexuality,
Tags: california, gay marriage, prop 8

Wash. moves closer to legalizing gay marriage

SPOKANE, Wash. (RNS) Opponents of same-sex marriage promised a fight at the ballot box after Washington lawmakers took steps to make the state the seventh to legalize gay weddings. By Tracy Simmons.
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Appeals court strikes down California ban on same-sex marriage

LOS ANGELES (RNS) The appeals court's decision upheld a 2010 ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, saying that "although the Constitution permits communities to enact most laws they believe to be desirable, it requires that there be at least a legitimate reason for the passage of a law that treats different classes of people differently." By David Finnigan.
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