California marriage now safe, Prop 8 dead

Wed. August 14, 2013 5:14 PM by News Staff

Sacramento, CA - The California Supreme Court this afternoon essentially ended all attempts by anti-gay marriage groups to revive Proposition 8, the voter passed law of 2008 which outlawed same-sex marriage but was deemed unconstitutional in 2010. In a closed door ruling, the Court rejected arguments by ProtectMarriage that only an appellate court could overturn the law.

All available legal moves for the opponents now seem to be exhausted.

In late June of this year, the United States Supreme Court refused to overturn lower court rulings that Prop 8 was unconstitutional. Following that ruling, gay marriages in California began again. Right-wing factions have been trying multiple legal maneuvers to circumvent the Supremes, but today's ruling seems to have put the final nail in the coffin.