Proposition 8 , known informally as Prop 8 , was a California ballot proposition and a state constitutional amendment intended to ban same-sex marriage; it passed in the November California state elections and was later overturned in court. The proposition was created by opponents of same-sex marriage in advance  of the California Supreme Court 's May appeal ruling, In re Marriage Cases , which followed the short-lived same-sex weddings controversy and found the previous ban on same-sex marriage Proposition 22 , unconstitutional. Proposition 8 was ultimately ruled unconstitutional by a federal court on different grounds in , although the court decision did not go into effect until June 26, , following the conclusion of proponents' appeals. Proposition 8 countermanded the ruling by adding the same provision as in Proposition 22 to the California Constitution , providing that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California", thereby superseding the ruling. Horton , in , on the grounds that it "carved out a limited [or 'narrow'] exception to the state equal protection clause"; in his dissent, Justice Carlos R.
Supreme Court's landmark ruling legalizes gay marriage nationwide
Supreme Court to decide if states can ban gay marriage | Reuters
In Nevada — a state long known for quickie marriages — voters approved a ballot initiative in to ban same-sex marriage. On Nov. Now, they discuss worst-case scenarios with voters and the need to safeguard same-sex marriage at the state level. Hodges ruling alarmed some voters, advocates say. Opponents to some extent agree. Janine Hansen, the president of Nevada Families for Freedom, said the vacant seat on the high court adds an interesting dimension to Question 2, but not one that changes her stance. I do not know.
Supreme Court clears way for gay marriage in California
In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America.
June 26, marks a major milestone for civil rights in the United States, as the Supreme Court announces its decision in Obergefell v. By one vote, the court rules that same-sex marriage cannot be banned in the United States and that all same-sex marriages must be recognized nationwide, finally granting same-sex couples equal rights to heterosexual couples under the law. In , just two years after the Stonewall Riots that unofficially marked the beginning of the struggle for gay rights and marriage equality, the Minnesota Supreme Court had found same-sex marriage bans constitutional, a precedent which the Supreme Court had never challenged.