We changed our server to escape an attack on 12/18. Contact form, CC mailings, and donations not working yet.
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Federal appeals court rules California's Proposition 8 unconstitutional

Catholic World News - February 07, 2012

A federal appeals court has ruled that California's Proposition 8, a statewide initiative approved by voters to preserve the traditional definition of marriage, is unconstitutional.

The ruling, released on February 7 in a split decision by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, upheld a similar ruling by a lower court. Supporters of Proposition 8, who had acknowledged that they expected an adverse ruling from the 9th Circuit, plan to appeal to the US Supreme Court.

Additional sources for this story
Some links will take you to other sites, in a new window.

An appeal from our founder, Dr. Jeffrey Mirus:

Dear reader: If you found the information on this page helpful in your pursuit of a better Catholic life, please support our work with a donation. Your donation will help us reach seven million Truth-seeking readers worldwide this year. Thank you!

Our Fall Campaign
Progress toward our year-end goal ($27,707 to go):
$150,000.00 $122,292.96
18% 82%
Sound Off! CatholicCulture.org supporters weigh in.

All comments are moderated. To lighten our editing burden, only current donors are allowed to Sound Off. If you are a donor, log in to see the comment form; otherwise please support our work, and Sound Off!

Show 2 Comments? (Hidden)Hide Comments
  • Posted by: DrJazz - Feb. 08, 2012 7:46 AM ET USA

    California law allows its Constitution to be amended by ballot question. Therefore, the approved Proposition 8 amended California's constitution and is now part of its text. How then can it be unconstitutional? Apparently, liberal judges will violate both logic and the law they claim to uphold, simply to get their own way. Effectively, we live under a dictatorship.

  • Posted by: impossible - Feb. 07, 2012 8:35 PM ET USA

    It is indeed the "Ninth Circus." The animals are not all in the zoo!

Fall 2014 Campaign
Subscribe for free
Shop Amazon
Click here to advertise on CatholicCulture.org

Recent Catholic Commentary

Another side of Francis: US-Cuba role shows Pope's diplomatic muscle 21 hours ago
Silly season: a Christmas approaches, a scholar questions whether Jesus ever existed 22 hours ago
The intrinsic immorality of torture: still not convinced? December 18
The Complexity of Reforming Religious Communities December 17
Speaking Softly to Women Religious December 16

Top Catholic News

Most Important Stories of the Last 30 Days
Pope Francis: Europe seems 'elderly and haggard' CWN - November 25
Pope Francis, Ecumenical Patriarch sign joint declaration, lament persecution of Christians CWN - December 1
Consistory for new cardinals scheduled for February CWN - December 11
Vatican report on US women religious calls for further self-assessment CWN - December 16
Pope brokered deal to open US-Cuba ties CWN - December 17