[A]ll parties agree that Proposition 8 had one effect only. It stripped same sex couples of the ability they previously possessed to obtain from the State, or any other authorized party, an important right—the right to obtain and use the designation of ‘marriage’ to describe their relationships. Nothing more, nothing less… . Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California, and to officially reclassify their relationships and families as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples. The Constitution simply does not allow for laws of this sort.

Judge Reinhardt, finding Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional. 

Fist pumps at my desk, you guys. Read the whole opinion here

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OK, I feel a little better about America now.

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Standing ovation. 

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