Proposition 8, California’s Same-Sex Marriage Ban, Ruling Expected Tuesday
It looks like the LGBT community in California might have another chance in California.
In California where same-sex marriage isn’t legal due to the law known as Proposition 8, a federal appeals court is expected to rule Tuesday on the constitutionality of the law. The decision by the appeal’s panel will be announced at 10 a.m. tomorrow.
Regardless of how a three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals decides the case, the ruling is most likely to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, which could decide next year whether gays and lesbians nationwide have the right to marry.
Most people expect that the same-sex marriage will now be legal in California due to major cities like New York City agreeing with this law. Most states look up to major cities like New York when it comes to deciding how their state to run. When same-sex marriage was legalized in the Big Apple, more cities like Washington D.C. jumped on the band wagon and went forward with their ruling.