According to the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force, there are roughly 2 million people in those states who live in households headed by same-sex couples and could be harmed by the amendments — including state university employees whose domestic partnership benefits could be in jeopardy in Michigan, Ohio and Utah. On March 14,Judge Kramer ruled that California statutes limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples were unconstitutional. Retrieved July 17, Archived from the original on February 15, Ultimately, the bill was delivered on September 23 and vetoed on September 29, Search Most popular on msnbc.
On June 28,the Ninth Circuit lifted its stay of the district court's ruling, enabling same-sex marriages to resume;  minutes afterward, plaintiffs Perry and Stier became the first couple in California to legally wed under state law since the enactment of Proposition 8 indoing so at San Francisco City Hall at 4:
Judge overturns ‘Prop 8,’ ban on same-sex marriage in California
Archived from the original on July 23, Retrieved August 4, For other uses, see Proposition 8 disambiguation. Retrieved August 8, Same-sex marriage supporters considered trying to get another ballot initiative to repeal Proposition 8 on the ballot in the election, but decided to wait. Initiative Constitutional Amendment ; originally titled the "California Marriage Protection Act"   was a California ballot proposition that changed the California Constitution to add a new section 7.
The Court did rule that their decision cannot be applied to retroactively annul marriages that were transacted while the practice was legal in the state of California. In California, a constitutional amendment passed by the electorate takes effect the day after the election. The resulting legal petition Jansson v. Retrieved August 2, Supreme Court Asked to Hear Prop.