June 26th, 2013
10:37 AM ET
1 year ago

Supreme Court dismisses Calif. Prop 8 appeal

Washington (CNN) – The Supreme Court has dismissed a closely-watched appeal over same-sex marriage on jurisdictional grounds, ruling Wednesday private parties do not have "standing" to defend California's voter-approved ballot measure barring gay and lesbians couples from state-sanctioned wedlock.

The ruling permits same-sex couples in California to legally marry.

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soundoff (22 Responses)
  1. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    Congratulations to my gay brothers and sisters in California!!

    June 26, 2013 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  2. jpmichigan

    All American have the right to life, liberty and to pursue happiness. No one can tell others what makes them happy, if marrying one of same sex makes one happy , why not. Prevent such marriages is mostly political, judge not others before judging ones self. What makes you happy, is not always/ or should it be, for others.

    June 26, 2013 10:46 am at 10:46 am |
  3. Bessy

    Good ! I can't believe it, two right decisions in one day. Now, if they could only undo yesterdays mistake.

    June 26, 2013 10:54 am at 10:54 am |
  4. Peoples State of Illinois

    Aahhh yes, california, the most morally bankrupt state in the country.

    June 26, 2013 11:00 am at 11:00 am |
  5. Abbey

    Hoorah for gays and lesbians! Now you can be just as miserable when going thru a divorce!

    June 26, 2013 11:04 am at 11:04 am |
  6. Al-NY,NY

    "blah blah blah.....sodom and gomorrah......blah blah blah......can I marry my goat now?......blah blah blah......they want special treatment......" Get over it haters. You lose

    June 26, 2013 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  7. Sniffit

    Congrats to CA! Next up: A gay couple should get married in CA and move to Utah so SCOTUS can be put on the spot again and more forward progress can be made.

    June 26, 2013 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  8. Marie MD

    After the horrendous ruling on voting rights yesterday I am happy that the SCOTUS ruled for gay rights.

    June 26, 2013 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  9. California

    OUTSTANDING !!! Now we have case law for polygamy.

    June 26, 2013 11:19 am at 11:19 am |
  10. California

    9th circuit doesn't have jurisdiction over Utah.

    June 26, 2013 11:23 am at 11:23 am |
  11. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    Congrats Cali! Progress, but the fight must go on.

    June 26, 2013 11:29 am at 11:29 am |
  12. Sniffit

    "9th circuit doesn't have jurisdiction over Utah."

    You clearly don't understand the issue.

    June 26, 2013 11:40 am at 11:40 am |
  13. Peoples State of Illinois

    One decent ruling from the court, yesterday.

    June 26, 2013 11:42 am at 11:42 am |
  14. Sniffit

    Obama just interrupted an on-air interview with the plaintiffs in this case by calling to personally congratulate them hehe.

    Just. Awesome.

    June 26, 2013 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  15. Mikey

    California – "OUTSTANDING !!! Now we have case law for polygamy."
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    Huh??? Care to explain that logic. I guess we could roll that back to when we allowed interracial marriage. Could make the same argument... or letting people with brown eyes marry people with blue eyes. This is two people getting married. That's all. Get over it!!!

    June 26, 2013 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  16. Rudy NYC

    Slam Dunk, no brainer. This case should never have reached the SCOTUS. It violates so many laws it's ridiculous. From the 14th Amendment guarantee of equal protection to the Civil Rights Act prohibiting discrimination based upon sex. No brainer.

    June 26, 2013 11:43 am at 11:43 am |
  17. rs

    California

    9th circuit doesn't have jurisdiction over Utah.
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    It is called "Full Faith and Credit Clause", and the SCOTUS does have jurisdiction over Utah.

    June 26, 2013 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  18. Sniffit

    You know, for people who just looooove to try to draw lines in the sand for everyone else, the GOP has a remarkable knack for forgetting that history draws them too....and they just keep on getting left on the wrong side.

    June 26, 2013 11:44 am at 11:44 am |
  19. Rudy NYC

    A big victory against sex discrimination, too.

    June 26, 2013 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  20. rs

    Sniffit

    You know, for people who just looooove to try to draw lines in the sand for everyone else, the GOP has a remarkable knack for forgetting that history draws them too....and they just keep on getting left on the wrong side.
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    Quite so, the GOP just keeps defining itself as the party of Neanderthals- and that probably isn't fair to Neanderthals.

    June 26, 2013 12:03 pm at 12:03 pm |
  21. California

    rs

    California

    9th circuit doesn't have jurisdiction over Utah.
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    It is called "Full Faith and Credit Clause", and the SCOTUS does have jurisdiction over Utah.
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    The ruling left it up to the lower courts to decide. This case will be used in favor of legalizing polygamy also.

    June 26, 2013 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  22. Rudy NYC

    Steveo wrote:

    Rudy,it is truly odd hear you say you agree with anyone who states this is an abomination. Truly odd!
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    Well you haven't been listening very well. BTW, I did not use the word "abomination". You did. No drama Obama.

    June 26, 2013 12:58 pm at 12:58 pm |