Archived from the original on July 23, Schwarzenegger ruled that California's Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. On October 7,the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled in two cases, overturning a district court in Nevada that had found that state's ban on same-sex marriage constitutional and affirming the decision of a district court in Idaho that had found that state's ban unconstitutional. Retrieved July 12, The exceptions have been a state court in Tennessee, U. Retrieved September 30,
As a result, same-sex marriages took place starting in mid-June.
History of same-sex marriage in the United States
On January 23, U. The bill passed in the state Senate and in the Assembly. California Supreme Court strikes down ban on gay marriage. Longstaying the decision pending appeal. The adverse reactions continued in San Diego Union Tribune.
Retrieved February 21, It found that "equal respect and dignity" of marriage is a "basic civil right" that cannot be withheld from same-sex couples, that sexual orientation is a protected class like race and gender, and that any classification or discrimination on the basis of sexual orientation is subject to strict scrutiny under the Equal Protection Clause of the California State Constitution. District Court Judge Terence C. Retrieved January 11, ScottGeorgia, Inniss v. S ] asking for the California Supreme Court halt the issuance of marriage license to same-sex couples and application to stay during litigation which the court denied on July Perrywhich restored the effect of a federal district court ruling that overturned Proposition 8 as unconstitutional.