The Prop 8 Effect: Could California Ruling Impact Other States

Wednesday's ruling by a federal judge in San Francisco overturning Proposition 8 shifts the national debate over the definition of marriage in favor of the gay rights camp. For the moment, at least. If Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's decision that declared the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional is eventually upheld by the U.S. Supreme Court, it could overturn laws in 45 states that prohibit gay and lesbian couples from marrying. For now, however, the...Full Story
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