The US District Court judge of California refused to extend Prop 8, the controversial gay marriage legislation which made same-sex nuptials illegal in the state of California. What this means that by next Wednesday August 18, same sex marriage will be legal again in California. This is a great victory for the people who were against prop 8.
The Judge's decision did not begin right away to give the appeals court time to weigh in on the matter. Still, to the people of California this was a victory.It was also a victory for the entire gay rights movement, as it marked one of the first times that a court ruled in favor of gay rights and gay marriage. Many people in states around the country are hoping that the legislation and precedent set in California will turn into legislation in their own states.
It has been reported that since November 2008 there has already been 18,000 same sex couples that have been married. So everyone can see that this has been a hot issue ever since the ban has been in place.
Reports have stated that Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown would like the ruling by Judge Vaughn Walker to be put into effect as soon as possible.