District Court Ruling Strikes Down Proposition 8

August 4, 2010

District Court Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker rules in Perry v. Schwarzenegger affirming same-sex couples' constitutional freedom to marry. Judge Walker finds that the amendment to the California Constitution barring marriage for same-sex couples, adopted in November 2008 as Proposition 8, violates the U.S. Constitution’s guarantees of equal protection and due process. [Link]