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.
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