RIP, Proposition 8
Proposition 8 is dead.
The California Supreme Court pulled the plug Wednesday on any last hopes for anti-gay marriage proponents to resuscitate the law that banned same-sex marriage in the Golden State.
“Today’s decision reaffirms that all loving, committed couples, regardless of their sexual orientation, have the freedom to marry in every county across the state,” says John Lewis, Marriage Equality USA legal and policy director.
In closed session, the state supreme court “rejected arguments by ProtectMarriage, Proposition 8’s sponsors, that only an appellate court could overturn a statewide law,” the L.A. Times reported.
Proposition 8 backers are now out of legal challenges.