February 8th, 2012
Yesterday Proposition 8 overturned. The complete ruling of the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals is available as a PDF: KRISTIN PERRY V. EDMUND G. BROWN, Jr..
Any judicial decision quoting Groucho Marx, William Shakespeare, Abraham Lincoln, and Frank Sinatra is fine by me. It’s not too dry. I was a bit surprised that I can’t seem to copy and paste from it, which was a bit frustrating.
Historically I’ve been interested in this issue for a variety of reasons. Here’s some prior posts:
- No On Proposition 8 ~ 18 Aug 2008
- California’s History of Miscegenation Laws ~ 28 Oct 2008
- LDS and Proposition 8 ~ 15 Nov 2008
- Prop 8 Trial Coverage ~ 25 Jan 2010
I also found this analysis interesting: Proposition 8 Unconstitutional, 9th Circuit Rules: An Analysis by Ari Ezra Waldman.
Not the last we’ll hear about this topic. This feels like something that will go to the Supreme Court. We’ll see.