Judge Vaughn Walker of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court held trial in January 2010 on a lawsuit filed against Proposition 8. This law prevents marriage equality for lesbian, gay, and transgender people in California. The law, passed in November 2008, took away our rights that had been granted in May 2008 by the California Supreme Court. Judge Walker found that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional and must be struck from the law. His decision was announced on August 4, 2010. Rallies and celebrations were held all over California to mark the day. This page commemorates some of the events at the Santa Ana rally on that momentous evening.
Unfortunately, the jubilation of the Day of Decision has been delayed and delayed, as the proponents of the hateful Prop. 8 law continue to fight to keep their personal prejudices against LGBT people enshrined in official law and doctrine. The order to lift the ban on marriage equality was stayed by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals. So we continue to wait as this case slowly wends it's way through the Federal court system. Never before has a group of people been faced with such an attack on their basic civil right to love and legally be with the one they love.
Please give your support for the rights and dignity and respect for every person. You can follow the proceedings of Prop. 8, and many other aspects of this battle for equal rights at this link: