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Thus, it is apparent that affording access to this designation exclusively to opposite-sex couples, while providing same-sex couples access to only a novel alternative designation, realistically must be viewed as constituting significantly unequal treatment to same-sex couples.
Either way, as the majority clearly holds, Family Code section June 2,
Constitution in a case known as Perry v. Of the other states, the top five states represented included 32 couples each from Washington and Oregon24 from Nevada20 from New York and 16 from Florida. The California Supreme Court soon stepped in and invalidated these marriages. Christine Hauser contributed reporting from New York for this article.
In a sharply worded dissent, Justice J. June 30,
Retrieved March 27, The monumental ruling allows gay and lesbian couples to legally marry. City and County of San Francisco stating that county clerks are state officials under supervision of Department of Public Health for the limited purpose of issuing marriage licenses and are thus bound by the injunction.
Newsom, but had hoped that the court would not throw out the 4, marriages until the broader constitutional issue had been decided. Read what our clients say. Archived from the original PDF on April 25, Shortly after the newly elected Assembly was sworn in, Leno resubmitted a similar bill on December 4, December 13,
Evans U. Finally, the Court finds that the State did not offer interests of the compelling level to overcome the strict scrutiny test. In the March 7, primary election , Proposition 22 was adopted by a vote of June 4, But this does not mean the traditional definition of marriage is unconstitutional.