The Prop8 ruling has catalyzed the core of the gay rights movement. In California , judge Vaughn Walker overturned the voter-approved measure which banned gay marriage in the state. San Francisco with the support of gay couples challenged the law, and successfully got it overturned.
An appeal has been filed, and we expect that the issue will make it all the way to the US Supreme Court before all is said and done.
The Senate Race in California is already setting up a debate, with Republican hopeful and former HP CEO Carly Fiorina stating that she’s against the judges ruling, citing that voters in California spoke their desires. Barbara Boxer disagrees with her opponent, and cites that it’s an important step towards equal rights.
Diane Feinstein, another Senator from California who is not up for re-election right now is also supportive of the recent ruling.
While many are against the ruling, many are for it as well. Gay rights is our modern-day civil rights movement, and it will be interesting to see how this case impacts the rest of the country