California Overturns Proposition 8, Legalizes Same-Sex Marriage
A federal appeals court deems Proposition 8 unconstitutional, thus ending the state's ban on gay marriage.
February 07 2012 3:02 PM EST
February 05 2015 9:27 PM EST
"A federal appeals court panel ruled on Tuesday that a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage in California violated the Constitution, all but ensuring that the case will proceed to the United States Supreme Court," the New York Timesis reporting. In a ruling of 2 to 1, it was deemed that Proposition 8, which was passed in November of 2008, is a violation of equal rights. (Read The Advocate's coverage, here.)