The LA Times is reporting that Judge Walker has ruled that Prop 8 which sought to remove the right to marry same sex couples was unconstitutional. In his words regarding the trial “…Proposition 8 ‘fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license.Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California Constitution the notion that opposite-sex couples are superior to same-sex couples…'”
Appeals are anticipated but it is interesting to note that the pro-8 folks felt the ruling would be against their interests and filed a motion to prevent the contents of the ruling from being released. They lost that motion and now the judges ruling will be used as a basis in coming appeals that may end in the Federal Supreme Court.
Rallies are planned tonight across the metro area and country for that matter. Our local ones: