Judge Throws Out Prop 8

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Passed in 2008, Proposition 8 declared that marriage could only occur between a man and a woman. Fifty-two percent of the voters approved it. Now a federal court says Prop 8 violates the equal protection clause of the federal constitution. Prop 8 supporters have already asked the judge to stay his ruling so they can appeal, a process that could take years and go all the way to the US Supreme Court. We hear from both sides and from a pollster who says that if they had to choose now, California voters might well act differently. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the coming November elections may be dominated by a combination of money and secrecy. Will the Democrats be able to hang on to control of the Congress?

Banner image: Lawyers David Boies (L) and Theodore Olson celebrate the ruling to overturn Proposition 8 during a rally on August 4, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. Photo: Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images