Firstly, take a look at this analysis of why California's Proposition 8 was passed in 2008. Very interesting stuff, and worth bearing in mind should the marriage equality debate heat up further in our country.
Today we have a result from a court case brought in an attempt to overturn Proposition 8 and the ban on marriage equality (to see the background to this see here and here).
Here are some quotes from the trial from the pro-marriage equality group and the anti
That result is that Prop 8 has been overturned. This is not the end of the journey. But it's a damn good day!
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