A Big Step for Marriage Equality

Today, the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Proposition 8, the vote that overturned California's decision to allow gays and lesbians to marry, was unconstitutional! Ellen tweeted, "Today we took another step toward equality. #Prop8 was found unconstitutional again. I couldn't be happier." Judge Stephen Reinhardt in the majority opinion stated that "Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples." He continued, "The Constitution simply does not allow for 'laws of this sort.'"