Well lookee! Prop 8’s been overturned– again! U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker rained on Carrie Prejean’s wedding day with his ruling today that the infamous California law banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
Judge Walker writes in his decision:
Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. 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.
Don’t get too excited though– the ruling has already been appealed and probably won’t be truly decided until it makes it to the SCOTUS, where the likes of Antonin Scalia and Clarence Thomas will get the opportunity to put their two Republican cents in.
[Via New York Magazine]
» posted by Bmad on Wednesday, August 4th, 2010