The Village Voice. Archived from the original PDF on October 3, A federal appeals court has struck down Proposition 8, California's state ban on gay marriage. Our Standards: His decision held that Proposition 8 violated both the US Constitution's equal protection clause, based on sex or sexual orientation, and its due process clause as a restriction on the fundamental right of marriage.
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To win a permanent stay pending appeal, Proposition 8 proponents must show that they are likely to prevail in the long run and that there would be irreparable harm if the ban is not enforced. He argued that all the major newspapers, HollywoodSilicon Valleyand a majority of state politicians all strongly opposed Proposition 8. California Faith for Equality is a group bringing together clergy and lay leaders throughout California who support equality for LGBT people. Marriage Equality USA was a grassroots organization based in California working for federal and state marriage equality.
He then explained the effects of minority stress on gays and lesbians.