California Supreme Court Overturns Gay Marriage Ban

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Under the state constitution, marriage is a basic civil right for all Californians—gay or heterosexual. Same-sex marriage does not deprive opposite-sex couples of any rights. That's according to the State Supreme Court, in a 4 to 3 ruling written by Chief Justice Ron George. The decision throws out the state's legal ban enacted in 1977 and reaffirmed by the voters eight years ago in Proposition 22.

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Guests:
Bob Egelko - San Francisco Chronicle - @egelko, Jon Davidson - Legal Director, Lambda Legal, Austin Nimocks - Senior Legal Counsel, Alliance Defense Fund, Patrick Sammon - President of Log Cabin Republicans

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Sonya Geis, Dan Konecky