As anticipated, the California State Supreme Court ruled to uphold prop 8, the same-sex marriage ban. That means that gay marriage in the state of California is still considered illegal, effectively stripping away civil rights of many GLBT Californians. The State Supreme court ruled that prop 8 is legal in a 6-1 ruling with justice Marino being the sole holdout.
The 18,000 same-sex marriages, however, will remain legal, effectively creating two classes of people in the gay community, those who are married and those who are not. Vile.
Stay tuned for updates on public outrage, protests, comments, and what the GLBT community should to do next.