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Prop. 8: The 9th Circuit Ruling


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Same-sex marriage advocates carry signs during a demonstration outside of the Federal Building on June 13, 2011 in San Francisco.
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Same-sex marriage advocates carry signs during a demonstration outside of the Federal Building on June 13, 2011 in San Francisco.

The federal 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that Proposition 8, California's same-sex marriage ban, is unconstitutional. The court found that Prop. 8 violates the equal protection clause under the 14th Amendment of the U.S. Constitution. We discuss the ruling, which will likely be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court.

Host: Michael Krasny

Guests:

  • John Eastman, chair of the National Organization for Marriage, law professor and former dean of the Chapman University School of Law in Orange, California
  • Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families
  • Scott Shafer, reporter and host of KQED's The California Report

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