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The Prop 8 Decision Doesn't Guarantee a Supreme Court Case

Proposition 8 may have been ruled unconstitutional, but that doesn't mean the Supreme Court is going to weigh in.

Gay-rights advocates (and decent human beings) cheered yesterday when a federal appeals panel ruled by a 2 to 1 vote that California’s Prop 8 banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional. The majority argued that there's no “legitimate reason for the passage of a law that treats different classes of people differently," and that Prop 8 "serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California."

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