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Federal Judge Overturns California's Prop 8

By Marcus Gilmer in News on Aug 4, 2010 8:53PM

Photo by Christa Lohman

The judge presiding over the federal trial challenging Prop 8, which banned same sex marriage in California, has overturned the initiative. Our sisters sites LAist and SFist have more on the decision. Official court documents in the case are available here. The battle is hardly over, though, as supporters of Prop 8 filed a stay on the judge's ruling before it was even announced, meaning there's another appeal to come and a potential trip to the Supreme Court still looms.

Read the full court document here.

Don't forget tonight's rally at Daley Plaza starting at 6 p.m.

Update: U.S. Rep. Mike Quigley has released the following statement: “Today’s decision proves what I have known for a long time: this country is always moving in the direction of greater equality and greater fairness. I applaud California’s state court for recognizing that the right to marriage is one all Americans should be able to enjoy and I sincerely hope that this decision is upheld against any challenges to it.”