People across the nation celebrated the striking down of Proposition 8,
a law in California that banned gay marriages. Just as fast as those people
were to celebrate, however, groups opposing the decision started working
on an appeal. The ban was struck down by the U.S. Court of Appeals in
San Francisco. In a 2-1 ruling, the justices agreed that voters could
not be given the right to deny same sex couples the right to get married.
The two judges that won the majority went on to say that the law's
only purpose was to "lessen the status and human dignity of gays
and lesbians in California."
Supporters of Proposition 8 are already working on an appeal that will
be sent to the United States Supreme Court. These groups hope to reinstate
the law in order to keep marriage in California between a man and a woman
only. Do you have questions related to same sex marriage or
domestic partnership in the state of California? If so, consult a Los Angeles family lawyer
from our team as soon as possible. We're ready to answer your questions
and will inform you of your rights by law.
To schedule your consultation,
contact Claery & Hammond, LLP now.