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Judge Strikes Down Proposition 8


Updated: On December 7, 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court announced that it will review Perry v  Schwarzenegger.

In his decision in Perry v  Schwarzenegger (.pdf), Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned California’s gay-marriage ban, Proposition 8. As reported in the Huffington Post, Judge Walker stated that “Proposition 8 singles out gays and lesbians and legitimates their unequal treatment,” and “perpetuates the stereotype that gays and lesbians are incapable of forming long-term loving relationships….”

The opponents of Proposition 8 celebrate, while, as reports, the proponents of the proposition plan their appeal.

On legal issues related to same-sex marriage, check out CEB’s California Domestic Partnerships, chap 4A (Cal CEB 2005), which is updated annually.

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