Proposition 8 ruled unconstitutional

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A federal appeals court declared California's ban of same-sex marriage unconstitutional on Tuesday, reported the Huffington Post.
A 2-1 decision was reached by the three judges of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, who said the ban's only purpose was to "lessen the status and human dignity" of gays, according to the Huffington Post.
The judges' focus was that gays were given an opportunity at for a time to get married, and it was unconstitutional for Proposition 8, the name given to the ban, to take that right away, reported the Washington Post.
In the five months before Prop 8 was passed, nearly 18,000 gay couples were married in the state of California.
Though six smaller states allow gays to marry as of now, gaining California would be a huge victory for the gay community because of the size of the state at it's gay community.
There is much speculation as to what effect this decision will have on other states' decisions. Minnesotans will vote on a ban of gay marriage in November.

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