Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Kentucky Equality Federation responds to Prop. 8 being overturned in California (for now).

Agreeing with the California Supreme Court, a federal appeals court strikes down Prop 8 in California, paving the way for the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the case. The Court concludes that the law violates the 14th Amendment rights of gay couples to equal protection under the law. Gay marriage will still not be allowed in the State of California, leaving time for Prop 8 defenders to challenge the decision. The Court was very careful in its ruling, stating that the ruling only applies to the State of California and no other.

"I worked in California to defeat Prop 8 and this is a step in the right direction for the citizens of California," stated Kentucky Equality Federation President Jordan Palmer. "Marriage is a civil right, entitled to all people. Though the Family Foundation of Kentucky will likely disagree, denial of civil rights to specific people is immoral regardless of how people try to justify it and I think our allies at Marriage Equality Kentucky would agree."

BREAKING NEWS: http://news.yahoo.com/blogs/lookout/court-overturns-prop-8-california-says-state-t-181451250.html

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