Does this mean we’ll be seeing gay marriages right here in L.A.?
I honestly was starting to think I wasn’t going to see this in my lifetime… of course, the case will likely be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court. Then again, the Supremes have been avoiding this subject for a while… so what does this mean?
In a 4-3 ruling, the justices rule that state marriage laws are unconstitutional.
SAN FRANCISCO — — The California Supreme Court ruled today that same-sex couples should be permitted to marry, rejecting state marriage laws as discriminatory.
The state high court’s 4-3 ruling was unlikely to end the debate over gay matrimony in California. A group has circulated petitions for a November ballot initiative that would amend the state Constitution to block same-sex marriage, while the Legislature has twice passed bills to authorize gay marriage. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed both. [full story]
Coverage at CNN
Photo taken at the Massachusetts Statehouse in May 2004 by Violentz