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Proposition 8 (California, 2010)

Stop Proposition 8, and marriage inequality in California, from making a comeback

Stop Proposition 8, and marriage inequality in California, from making a comeback

Californians should repeal Proposition 8 now, before we need to. Our state’s same-sex marriage ban was struck down by courts years ago, but its text remains part of the California Constitution, wedged uncomfortably between the equal protection clause and protections against employment discrimination: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California,” it says.

The language comes directly from the proposition, which passed in 2008 in the midst of a contentious tug-of-war over marriage equality in the state. A federal district court judge found Proposition 8 unconstitutional in 2010, but legal appeals kept it alive...

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