BREAKING: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to Rule on Prop 8 Tomorrow

Monday, February 6, 2012


I received notice from the American Foundation for Equal Rights today that the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will issue a significant ruling in the landmark Federal civil rights case of Perry v. Brown on Tuesday February 7, 2012 by 10:00 a.m. PST.

The court will determine whether to uphold the historic August 2010 decision of the Federal District Court that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional.

The Mormon-driven Proposition 8 stripped gay and lesbian Californians of the fundamental freedom to marry.

The American Foundation for Equal Rights is the sole sponsor of the Perry case, will hold three media events on Tuesday, February 7, 2012 to discuss the significance and impact of the Ninth Circuit’s ruling.

This is a BREAKING story.

SOURCE: American Foundation for Equal Rights

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7 Responses to BREAKING: U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to Rule on Prop 8 Tomorrow

  1. Brigadoon says:

    I am very nervous. I’ve lived in California long enough to know you can never anticipate what the nutty Ninth Circuit Court will decide on an issue. If they don’t uphold the unconstitutionality of Prop 8 then my decision to leave California and relocate to Massachusetts will be made. I’m done.

  2. Elizabeth says:

    If you are patient, you’ll be able to move to Washington State. Yes, there will be an initiative, but we are ready to fight the good fight.

  3. The Real Adam says:

    How many courts have to decide Prop 8 is unconstitutional until the ballot measure is reversed? Two? Three? Ten? How many legal scholars? Twenty? Thirty?

    If tomorrow, the Ninth District court agrees with Judge Walker, then what? Will the matter go back to the voters for another go? Prop 8 is the best example why California’s ballot and referendum doesn’t work.

  4. fran says:

    The 9th Circuit court has been pretty progressive and they do overturn a lot of lower court bad decisions. The Overturn of Prop 8 was certainly a bad decision. But the Real Adam (post above) makes an excellent point. This piecemeal, on again off again, courtroom battles state by state approach is a mess. If the State recognizes the marriage, then are the Feds obliged to?
    Or is that another raw deal that denies equal rights?

  5. Randy Arroyo says:

    Marriage equality is a basic human right. If the courts fuck this up, I predict riots in the streets.

  6. feminazi says:

    So today is the day California will join the civilized world or stand with Utah and Texas in treating gay couples like 8th class citizens. What do you folks anticipate from this court?

  7. Fran says:

    The 9th circuit court come through!!
    San Francisco (CNN) — California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage violates the U.S. Constitution, a federal appeals court in San Francisco ruled Tuesday.

    The decision by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals is expected to be appealed, to either the full court or to the U.S. Supreme Court.

    But supporters of same-sex marriages cheered the decision when it was announced outside the courthouse Tuesday morning.

    The 2-1 decision found the ban — known as Proposition 8 — “served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationship and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples.” That violates the 14th Amendment’s guarantee of equal protection under the law, the decision states.


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