A Federal Court Rules that California’s Prop 8 is Unconstitutional

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First, Proposition 8 was passed by California voters in 2008 after the State Supreme Court had legalized same-sex marriage. That same court then upheld, Prop 8, which says that marriage can occur only between a man and a woman. Opponents then filed suit in federal court in San Francisco, claiming Prop 8 violates the federal constitution.  Today Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that the plaintiffs are right.

Credits

Guests:
Evan Gerstmann - Chair of Political Science, Loyola Marymount University, Rick Jacobs - Courage Campaign - @rickjacobs, Jordan Lorence - Senior Counsel, Alliance Defense Fund, Robert Jones - Public Religion Research Institute - @robertpjones

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Frances Anderton, Katie Cooper, Karen Radziner