Same Sex Props Around the Country

November 6, 2008 12:00:00 AM PST
California wasn't the only state to ban same-sex marriage on election night. Three other states also approved measures banning same-sex marriage and adoption.Gay couples are taking to the streets in San Francisco, upset about the passage of Proposition 8 which amends California's constitution to recognize only marriages between a man and a woman,

Florida and Arizona passed similar measures, bringing to 30 the number of states that ban same sex marriage. Even more have laws prohibiting it.

"The voice of the voters has spoken and been heard," said Sonja Eddings-Brown, a supporter of Prop 8.

The rush to the altar already has come to an abrupt halt. This couple was denied a marriage license.

As for the 18,000 same sex-couples who have been married in California since June, their unions are in legal limbo.

Robin Tyler and Diane Olson have filed one of three lawsuits asking the state supreme court to overturn Prop 8 because it violates the equal protection clause of the state constitution. Gay rights supporters say they are not giving up.

Molly McKay who is Anti-Proposition 8 said, "We're just gonna get our second wind and keep marching because that's what we do in the civil rights movement in America. We keep moving forward."

California's Supreme Court is promising a quick ruling on the legality of Prop 8, but as of this moment, Massachusetts and Connecticut are the only states where same sex couples can get married.



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