In his ruling, Judge Walker permanently forbade enforcement of the same-sex marriage ban, finding that, “moral disapproval alone is an improper basis on which to deny rights to gay men and lesbians.”

“Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage licence,” he wrote.

“Indeed, the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California constitution the notion that opposite sex couples are superior to same-sex couples.

“Because California has no interest in discriminating against gay men and lesbians, and because Proposition 8 prevents California from fulfilling its constitutional obligation to provide marriages on an equal basis, the court concludes that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional.”


One Response to “Yay!”

  1. thenakedlistener Says:

    Excellent ruling. And Justice Walker couldn’t have put it any clearer than that. Meanwhile, here in Hong Kong, same-sex unions are unlawful and the evangelical churches here are doing EXACTLY the same thing as has happened in California – but the trouble with us here is that many of our judges are regular members of those evangelical churches. You can now see the problem we’re having here.

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