California High Court Upholds Gay Marriage Ban

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

San Francisco (AP) -- The California Supreme Court has upheld a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, but it also decided that the estimated 18,000 gay couples who tied the knot before the law took effect will stay wed.

The decision Tuesday rejected an argument by gay rights activists that the ban revised the California constitution's equal protection clause to such a dramatic degree that it first needed the legislature's approval.

The announcement of the decision caused outcry among a sea of demonstrators who had gathered in front of the San Francisco courthouse awaiting the ruling.

(Copyright 2009 by the Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

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  • by Anonymous on May 26, 2009 at 06:30 PM
    at least there are some smart people in California. now if only the rest of the country would see the light and ban these freaks. and no, they are not, never was, and never will be married, no matter how many ceremonies they go through. they are not married.
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