My thanks, too, to the judges for leaving their chambers and courtrooms to be with us for this conversation. Secretary of State of California. This grants same-sex couples almost all state-level rights and obligations of marriage  but does not apply to "federal-level rights of marriage that cannot be granted by states. Shannon made a wonderful and powerful statement that this is not a political issue. California Supreme Court strikes down ban on gay marriage.
I just asked a non-admirer of the dissent.
Same-sex marriage in California
Sanders, tears welling and voice breaking, says he realizes that he can not tell his daughter Lisa, who is gay, that her relationship with a partner is not as important as that of a straight couple. Has any study proved a direct correlation between those two yet? From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. The United States Supreme Court ruled in favor of the freedom to marry in California on June 26,allowing all same-sex couples in California the ability to marry once and for all. Constitution in Perry v. KennardKathryn Werdegarand Carlos R.
State Judge Richard A. The American Civil Liberties Union is a nonprofit, nonpartisan, membership organization dedicated to defending and expanding individual rights and personal freedoms throughout the country. And why is that? Office of Personnel Management. Schwarzenegger says the bill would wrongly reverse Proposition 22, which declares that marriage is only between a man and a woman. Retrieved December 28, This very elaborate body of law is all built upon a single edifice and that is the traditional definition of marriage.