Prop 8 Ruled Unconstitutional in San Francisco

By Katrina Robinson

Thank goodness there’s a place in California that finally realizes that the homosexual marriage ban in unconstitutional.

On Wednesday, August 4, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned proposition 8. This ruling could lead to further investigation in the U.S. Supreme Court as to whether or not the proposition is constitutional.

Judge Walker wrote in his 136-page opinion, “Proposition 8 singles out gays and lesbians and legitimates their unequal treatment. Proposition 8 perpetuates the stereotype that gays and lesbians are incapable of forming long-term loving relationships and that gays and lesbians are not good parents.”

But don’t get too excited. The judge wants to decide whether his ruling should be suspended while those who want to can pursue an appeal. Both sides of the argument are to submit written statements by Friday.

Since the ruling has been announced, celebrations have erupted throughout the country. I, for one, heard about the good news through Facebook—looks like social networking actually does come in handy once in a while!