Back in February, Proposition 8, which amended the state constitution of California stating that the only valid and recognized from of marriage was the union between a man and a woman was ruled unconstitutional by a federal appeals panel. The ban was declared unconstitutional since it took away rights that the LGBTQ community already had in California. One of the judges in the appeal panel stated, “ ‘By using their initiative power to target a minority group and withdraw a right that it possessed, without a legitimate reason for doing so, the people of California violated the Equal Protection Clause’ ”. Now, Brian Raum, one of the lawyers from the Alliance Defense Fund has said that they will definitely be taking the case to the Supreme Court in order to keep the ban in California. However, there does seem to be hope on the side of equality.
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