Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Gay Marriages Set to Resume in California

The Supreme Court’s ruling on Proposition 8 paves the way for same sex marriages to resume in California, likely by late next month. The court ducked the big issues of equal protection and gay rights, instead crafting a narrow ruling that rejected Prop 8 proponent’s legal standing to defend the marriage ban in court. The ruling leaves in place a lower federal court decision that declared unconstitutional California’s ban on lesbian and gay marriages. Christopher Martinez files this report from San Francisco.