“Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect,
other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gay men and lesbians in California.”
Proposition 8 is struck down in California! Sad that the appeals process means that there is no actual change as of yet, but things are moving in a direction towards equality!
”By withdrawing the availability of the recognized designation of ‘marriage,’ Proposition 8 enacts nothing more or less than a judgment about the worth and dignity of gays and lesbians as a class. Just as a desire to harm cannot constitute a legitimate governmental interest, neither can a more basic disapproval of a class of people. The issue is whether the majority may use the power of the State to enforce these views on the whole society through a law that abridges minority individuals’ rights. It may not.” — United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit
To read more check out the New York times article about the court ruling: HERE
Prop 8 out on the curb on February 8th: Kismet.