The U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California has struck down California’s Proposition 8 as unconstitutional. In 2008, “Prop. 8” amended the California State Constitution to prohibit the state from legally recognizing same-sex marriages performed on or after November 5, 2008. In today’s decision, Judge Vaughn Walker declared Proposition 8 unconstitutional under both the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses. Tomorrow, August 5th, the National LGBT Bar Association is hosting a national call-in to discuss the victory, including analysis of the decision and the probable appeal. The call will be led by Kate Kendell (Executive Director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights) and Professor William N. Eskridge, Jr. (John A. Garver Professor of Jurisprudence at Yale Law School).
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