Proposition 8 is the latest development in the legal battle over same-sex marriage in California. Approved by a 52.1 percent margin on Nov. 4, 2008, the constitutional amendment defines marriage as a union between a man and a woman. Prior to the election on May 16, the California Supreme Court ruled by a 4-3 vote that the state constitution gave gays and lesbians the right to marry. Between June 16 and Nov. 4, 18,000 same-sex couples married in the state, before the initiative took effect. In 2010 U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker declared the state initiative violates gays' constitutional equal-protection and due process rights, an opinion upheld by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court Appeals Court. Late in 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court agreed to review both Proposition 8 and the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA), a federal same-sex marriage ban passed by Congress in 1996.
The conservative case in favor of same- sex marriage
May 19, 2013
| indystar.com This month, Rhode Island and Delaware approved gay marriage ... If that happens, nearly 30 percent of the population will live in gay-marriage ... Gay marriage probably is not reducing...
Hollande Signs French Gay Marriage Law
May 18, 2013
| New York Times For President Francois Hollande, passage of the law despite public opposition was a significant victory given his campaign promise to legalize gay marriage within the first year...
France's Hollande Signs Gay Marriage Law
May 18, 2013
| New York Times French President Francois Hollande has signed into law a bill allowing same-sex marriage, making France the 14th country to legalize gay weddings. ...
Chris Kluwe focused on a new cause: A career with the Raiders
May 17, 2013
| Silver And Black Pride It is interesting he is coming back to California at the very time the Supreme Court is set to rule on the controversial Prop 8 ... I do not really anticipate a whole lot necessary [ for me to do with regard to Prop 8 ...
Perry v. Schwarzenegger video re-enactment - "Working from court transcripts and first-hand accounts from bloggers who are present at the trial, we are re-enacting the trial and posting it here for public viewing. "
Campaign for Children and Families - Supporters of Prop 8. "We are your pro-family organization dedicated to defending and representing the values of parents, grandparents and concerned citizens who believe in family, faith and freedom."