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From LGBTQ News: Federal appeals court upholds ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional

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From LGBTQ News: Federal appeals court upholds ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional

SAN FRANCISCO — Calling Proposition 8 “remarkably similar” to Colorado’s anti-gay Amendment 2 in 1992, a divided federal appeals court panel in San Francisco ruled Tuesday (February 7) that California’s same-sex marriage ban violates the federal constitution.

​It was, noted many attorneys working on the issue of equal rights for LGBT people, the first time a federal appeals court has issued a decision in favor of marriage equality for same-sex couples. And it was, as lead attorney Ted Olson put it, “a very significant milepost on the way to equality.”

More here: http://www.lgbtqnation.com/2012/02/prop-8-ruling-upheld/

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