LGBT Rights: 2008

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Reaction to supreme court decision in In re Marriage CasesReaction to supreme court decision in In re Marriage CasesCalifornia Supreme Court issues a landmark ruling in In re Marriage Cases that the law against same-sex marriage violates the state constitution and that discrimination against lesbians and gay men merits the most rigorous form of judicial review: strict scrutiny. Over 18,000 same-sex couples marry between June and November.

See the marriage ceremony of Del Martin and Phyllis Lyon: 

Voters narrowly pass Proposition 8, revising the state constitution to limit marriage only to the union of a man and a woman.