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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