WASHINGTON (CNN) - In a much-anticipated ruling issued Thursday, the California Supreme Court struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage as unconstitutional.
Several gay and lesbian couples, along with the city of San Francisco and gay rights groups, sued to overturn state laws allowing only marriages between a man and a woman.
"There can be no doubt that extending the designation of marriage to same-sex couples, rather than denying it to all couples, is the equal protection remedy that is most consistent with our state's general legislative policy and preference," said the 120-page ruling.
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Finally the United States is coming around, its about equality and its about love
It's about time. It's truly time for America to grow up and become part of the global community in all respects. How can we be the most advanced and in many respects the least evolved?
Good, Way to go, its time we need equal protection and liberties to same-sex couples...otherwise we shouldn't be calling ourselves "Land of the Free"
So much for States Rights and the rights of the tax paying citizens of California. Looks like our socialist and communist government led by judges that are corrupt and immoral is in charge until we have another revolution.
about time :)
about time! :)
our troops fight for our freedom
we have freedom of speech thanks to our great troops
to each his own
we humans are not suppose to judge
all said and done
good .everyone has the right to "the pursuit of happiness".anyone who doesn't like it,should mind their own business.
CALIFORNIA RULES! :)
Thank you California! Way to go!!!
Praise the Lord!!! Even California liberals have a little common sense.
Yes. Thank you.
Thats great. In some month Norway will come after also. It should be like this inn all states and in all contries. Every youth should have same oppertunities as friends and sisters/brothers. Not fair that some few dont have rights and oppertunities because the way someone understand their own religion.
Now all i have to do is move to Cali... LOL
I'll refrain from commenting on this particular topic. If it matters to you, then congrats????
My goodness, this world is falling apart! I'm sad on behalf of myself, family life and our country!
C'mon California, you're suppose to lead us on these progressive issues.
That is excellent news. I never understood the ban in the first place. It's not like gay people stop being gay... now we're just helping them feel like complete human beings!
GOOD...it should be banned all across the U.S.
there will be a price that none of us will want to pay for this. all we can do now is hope this goes to the US supreme court so this silliness will stop. this is not the ruling of the people. time and again has been shown that the majority is against this but a handful of judges do not speak for us. they will answer for it, too.
Let them get married for pete sakes, they have the right to be as miserable as the rest of us.
I am so happy. This will hopefully pave the way to give same-sex couples & families the same legal rights & opportunities as heterosexual couples & families. In my opinion, this is a legal matter & not a religious matter. Same-sex families should have equal rights & protection under the law.
As a Californian, I'm proud of my state! I simply don't buy the argument that allowing same-sex marriages weakens traditional marriages. As a married woman (heterosexual union), I don't feel like my union is worth any less because same sex couples are being granted the same freedoms. Anyone who feels that same sex marriages degrade family values likely doesn't live in an area where families built by same sex couples are prominent.
Good. Tired of church and state mixing. Marriage should be open to anyone who wants to get married.