Bad news: California high court upholds same-sex marriage ban

26May09

From Cnn.com: The California Supreme Court on Tuesday upheld a ban on same-sex marriage that state voters passed in November, but it allowed about 18,000 marriages performed before the ban to remain valid.
Proposition 8, which bans same-sex marriage in California, faced a constitutionality test but was upheld.
The 6-1 decision was met with chants of “shame on you” from a crowd of about 1,000 people who gathered outside the court building in San Francisco.
“It’s nice that my marriage is still intact, but that’s not the point,” said Kathleen White, who married her partner in 2008. “The point is that everybody should have the same civil rights across the board.”
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