Judge Walker ruled that the California gay-marriage ban violates the Constitution's equal protection clause. August 4, Federal Judge Vaughn Walker Wednesday struck down as unconstitutional a state-wide ban on same-sex marriage, setting the stage for a series of appeals in a landmark case likely headed to the US Supreme Court. Now that Prop.
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Voters in Florida and Arizona also approved similar bans in a setback for the gay rights movement. November 5, California voters spoke Tuesday: Same-sex couples will no longer be permitted to legally marry in the Golden State. With 95 percent of the vote counted Wednesday morning, a ballot initiative to ban gay marriage headed for a narrow victory. Voters in Florida and Arizona also approved constitutional bans on gay marriage on Tuesday.
Supreme Court. The U. The court could make history if it decides to extend equal rights to same-sex couples. According to Reuters, the justices could rule by the end of June on whether the law may stand. Justices wary of broad ruling endorsing gay marriage Lawrence Hurley and David Ingram Reuters p.
Even as some well-known anti-gay groups like Focus on the Family moderate their views, a hard core of smaller groups, most of them religiously motivated, have continued to pump out demonizing propaganda aimed at homosexuals and other sexual minorities. Of the 18 groups profiled below, the Southern Poverty Law Center SPLC will be listing 13 next year as hate groups, reflecting further research into their views; those are each marked with an asterisk. Viewing homosexuality as unbiblical does not qualify organizations for listing as hate groups. Abiding Truth Ministries serves mainly as a launching pad for an international anti-gay campaign.