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Prop. 8 ruled unconstitutional in California

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SAN FRANCISCO, CA (WKOW)-- It is a victory for same-sex couples in California.

A federal appeals court in San Francisco has declared the ban on same-sex marriage, unconstitutional.

That paves the way for a likely U.S. Supreme Court showdown on the law.

A three judge panel ruled that Proposition 8 is in fact a violation of the civil rights of gays and lesbians.

That law was passed in 2008, and outlawed the unions just five months after they became legal in the California.
 

 

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