15 May 2008

Gay Marriage Legal in California

According to a state supreme court ruling issued this morning. In 30 days, marriage licenses will actually be issued to California same-sex couples. Proposition 22 from 2000 is now unconstitutional, and has been overturned for good.

SF Gate

However, it bears remembering that there is a constitutional ban on gay marriage that may be voted on in November, which, if passed, will override this ruling. And I expect strong support for it in the immigrant communities of Southern California.

Also worth remembering: gay marriage remains unrecognized under federal law, and these new gay marriages will not have any federal benefits.