Prop. 8 Overturned

SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
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Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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Same-sex marriage supporters outside the California Supreme Court building in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Same-sex marriage supporters outside the California Supreme Court building in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Opponents of California's same-sex marriage ban celebrate after a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians, February 7, 2012. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Opponents of California's same-sex marriage ban celebrate after a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians, February 7, 2012. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07:  A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
Ruling On California's Anti-Gay Marriage Bill, Proposition 8
<a href="http://sanfrancisco.cbslocal.com/2012/02/07/150967/" target="blank"><strong>[ READ MORE: Federal Appeals Court Rules Prop. 8 Ban On Gay Marriage Unconstitutional ]</strong></a><br /><br />(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 07: A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that the voter-approved Proposition 8 measure violates the civil rights of gay men and lesbians.
San Francisco Gay Community Celebrates Massachusetts Ruling On Gay Marriages
San Francisco Gay Community Celebrates Massachusetts Ruling On Gay Marriages
SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 18: Mike Holland (L) and his partner Jim Gatteau drape themselves with an American flag during a rally supporting gay marriage November 18, 2003 in San Francisco, California. Massachusetts' highest court declared that the state constitution guarantees gay couples the right to marry. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Rosie O'Donnell Marries Girlfriend In Same-Sex Marriage
Rosie O'Donnell Marries Girlfriend In Same-Sex Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO - FEBRUARY 26: Former talk show host Rosie O'Donnell (R) and her longtime girlfriend, Kelli Carpenter (L), greet supporters after a private wedding at City Hall February 26, 2004 in San Francisco, California. O'Donnell announced her wedding plans on ABC's "Good Morning America," just two days after U.S. President George W. Bush called for a constitutional amendment banning gay marriage. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
San Francisco Gay Marriage Dispute Escalates
San Francisco Gay Marriage Dispute Escalates
SAN FRANCISCO - FEBRUARY 20: 20: A lesbian couple hugs after being married in the rotunda of San Francisco City Hall February 20, 2004 in San Francisco, California. San Francisco continued to give licenses to same sex couples as the fight over gay marriage continues in the courts. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
San Francisco Gay Marriage Dispute Escalates
San Francisco Gay Marriage Dispute Escalates
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 20: Deputy Marriage Commissioner Bill Jones signs a marriage license for a gay couple in San Francisco City Hall after presiding over a marriage ceremony on February 20, 2004. Other gay couples partake in marriage ceremonies below on the first floor of San Francisco City Hall. (Photo by Deborah Coleman/Getty Images)
San Francisco Gay Marriage Dispute Escalates
San Francisco Gay Marriage Dispute Escalates
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - FEBRUARY 20: RepentAmerican.com representative Jason Storms, from New Orleans, LA, vocalizes his dislike for San Francisco giving marriage licenses to gays on the front steps of San Francisco City Hall on February 20, 2004, in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Deborah Coleman/Getty Images)
Randy Thomasson, the Director of the Cam
Randy Thomasson, the Director of the Cam
SAN FRANCISCO, UNITED STATES: Randy Thomasson, the Director of the Campaign for California Families, displays a sign used for the campaign for Proposition 22, in the corridors of the San Francisco Courthouse, 17 February 2004. Proposition 22 was designed to ban same sex marriage, and was voted in California during the 2000 elections. San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newson has declared that the city will continue to issue marriage certificates to gay and lesbian couples after two judges declined to stop the city actions. Some two thousand five hundred couples have been married at City Hall since last Thursday in what is considered a city-supported massive civil disobedience action against conservative groups. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
A group of gay, lesbians and community r
A group of gay, lesbians and community r
WEST HOLLYWOOD, UNITED STATES: A group of gay, lesbians and community rights activists attend a rally celebrating marriage equality and recognizing the issuance of same sex marriage licenses in Massachusetts in West Hollywood, CA 19 May 2004. Massachusetts was the first state to issue such licences as the controversy continues among legislators and politicians. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
A woman holds a Bible during a demonstra
A woman holds a Bible during a demonstra
LOS ANGELES, UNITED STATES: A woman holds a Bible during a demonstration against gay marriage 18 May 2004 in Los Angeles, CA. The protest, organized by the conservative group "Campaign for California Families", came in response to the marriage licenses being issued by Massachusetts to same sex couples. AFP PHOTO / HECTOR MATA (Photo credit should read HECTOR MATA/AFP/Getty Images)
Prop 8 Opposition Group Discusses Latter Day Saints Support Of Proposition
Prop 8 Opposition Group Discusses Latter Day Saints Support Of Proposition
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 6: Hundreds of supporters of same-sex marriage march for miles in protest against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints November 6, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The protest, which began outside the Los Angeles Mormon temple, opposes massive financial contributions to the Proposition 8 campaign, which voters passed and which changes the California Constitution to make gay marriage illegal. When same-sex marriages became legal in California on June 16, conservative churches vowed to fight it and successfully passed Proposition 8 with funds that dwarfed that of their opponents. Demonstrators say the Mormon Church contributed some $35 million to pass the measure. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Prop 8 Opposition Group Discusses Latter Day Saints Support Of Proposition
Prop 8 Opposition Group Discusses Latter Day Saints Support Of Proposition
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 6: Supporters of same-sex marriage demonstrate near the Los Angeles Mormon Temple, in the distance, before marching for miles in protest against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints November 6, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The protest, which began outside the Los Angeles Mormon temple, opposes massive financial contributions to the Proposition 8 campaign, which voters passed and which changes the California Constitution to make gay marriage illegal. When same-sex marriages became legal in California on June 16, conservative churches vowed to fight it and successfully passed Proposition 8 with funds that dwarfed that of their opponents. Demonstrators say the Mormon Church contributed some $35 million to pass the measure. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Prop 8 Opposition Group Discusses Latter Day Saints Support Of Proposition
Prop 8 Opposition Group Discusses Latter Day Saints Support Of Proposition
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 6: Supporters of same-sex marriage demonstrate near the Los Angeles Mormon Temple, in the distance, before marching for miles in protest against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints November 6, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The protest, which began outside the Los Angeles Mormon temple, opposes massive financial contributions to the Proposition 8 campaign, which voters passed and which changes the California Constitution to make gay marriage illegal. When same-sex marriages became legal in California on June 16, conservative churches vowed to fight it and successfully passed Proposition 8 with funds that dwarfed that of their opponents. Demonstrators say the Mormon Church contributed some $35 million to pass the measure. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Prop 8 Opposition Group Discusses Latter Day Saints Support Of Proposition
Prop 8 Opposition Group Discusses Latter Day Saints Support Of Proposition
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 6: Hundreds of supporters of same-sex marriage march for miles in protest against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints November 6, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The protest, which began outside the Los Angeles Mormon temple, opposes massive financial contributions to the Proposition 8 campaign, which voters passed and which changes the California Constitution to make gay marriage illegal. When same-sex marriages became legal in California on June 16, conservative churches vowed to fight it and successfully passed Proposition 8 with funds that dwarfed that of their opponents. Demonstrators say the Mormon Church contributed some $35 million to pass the measure. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Prop 8 Opposition Group Discusses Latter Day Saints Support Of Proposition
Prop 8 Opposition Group Discusses Latter Day Saints Support Of Proposition
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 6: Hundreds of supporters of same-sex marriage march for miles in protest against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints November 6, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The protest, which began outside the Los Angeles Mormon temple, opposes massive financial contributions to the Proposition 8 campaign, which voters passed and which changes the California Constitution to make gay marriage illegal. When same-sex marriages became legal in California on June 16, conservative churches vowed to fight it and successfully passed Proposition 8 with funds that dwarfed that of their opponents. Demonstrators say the Mormon Church contributed some $35 million to pass the measure. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Christians Gather For Fasting And Prayer Ahead Of General Election
Christians Gather For Fasting And Prayer Ahead Of General Election
SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Worshipers pray during a sermon at The Call, Fast and Prayer Service at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California on November 1, 2008. The central theme of the rally was for family values and a call to support California Proposition 8 which would ban Gay marriage.(Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
Christians Gather For Fasting And Prayer Ahead Of General Election
Christians Gather For Fasting And Prayer Ahead Of General Election
SAN DIEGO, CA - NOVEMBER 01: Worshipers pray during a sermon at The Call, Fast and Prayer Service at Qualcomm Stadium in San Diego, California on November 1, 2008. The central theme of the rally was for family values and a call to support California Proposition 8 which would ban Gay marriage.(Photo by Sandy Huffaker/Getty Images)
Anti-Gay Marriage Ballot Initiative Sparks Activism On Both Sides
Anti-Gay Marriage Ballot Initiative Sparks Activism On Both Sides
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Supporters of Proposition 8, which would outlaw same-sex marriage throughout California, bring their children to rally during a 'Yes on 8 bus tour' stop at St. Frances X Cabrini Church on October 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. As same-sex marriages became legal in California on June 16, conservative churches vowed to fight it and are spearheading passage of Proposition 8 which would change the state constitution to recognize only marriages between one man and one woman as legal. Funding for the campaign to pass Prop 8 has dwarfed that of their opponents in large part because of the resources of conservative churches which maintain that homosexuality is sinful. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Supporters of Proposition 8 hold a rally. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Anti-Gay Marriage Ballot Initiative Sparks Activism On Both Sides
LOS ANGELES, CA - OCTOBER 24: Supporters of Proposition 8, which would outlaw same-sex marriage throughout California, rally during a 'Yes on 8 bus tour' stop at St. Frances X Cabrini Church on October 24, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. As same-sex marriages became legal in California on June 16, conservative churches vowed to fight it and are spearheading passage of Proposition 8 which would change the state constitution to recognize only marriages between one man and one woman as legal. Funding for the campaign to pass Prop 8 has dwarfed that of their opponents in large part because of the resources of conservative churches which maintain that homosexuality is sinful. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Supporters of Proposition 8 hold a rally. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Supporters of same-sex marriage wave gay
Supporters of same-sex marriage wave gay
Supporters of same-sex marriage wave gay pride flags and banners as couples wed inside City Hall in San Francisco on June 17, 2008. Dozens of same-sex couples began exchanging vows one month after the California Supreme Court granted lesbian and gay couples the constitutional right to marry. AFP PHOTO/Ryan ANSON (Photo credit should read Ryan Anson/AFP/Getty Images)
Gay Marriage Becomes Legal In California
Gay Marriage Becomes Legal In California
SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 17: Same-sex couple Amber Weiss (R) and Sharon Papo (C) walk with Patty Weiss by an Abraham Lincoln statue after they were married at San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Same-sex couples throughout California are rushing to get married as counties begin issuing marriage licenses after a State Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Gay Marriage Becomes Legal In California
Gay Marriage Becomes Legal In California
SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 17: Same-sex couple Paul Festa (R) and James Harker hold their marriage license after they were married at San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Same-sex couples throughout California are rushing to get married as counties begin issuing marriage license after a State Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Same-sex couple Amber Weiss (L) walks with her partner Sharon Papo before they are married at San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Gay Marriage Becomes Legal In California
SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 17: Same-sex couple Amber Weiss (L) walks with her partner Sharon Papo before they are married at San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Same-sex couples throughout California are rushing to get married as counties begin issuing marriage license after a State Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Same-sex couple Amber Weiss (L) walks with her partner Sharon Papo before they are married at San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bob Sodervick waves a gay pride flag outside of San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Same-sex couples throughout California are rushing to get married as counties begin issuing marriage license after a State Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Gay Marriage Becomes Legal In California
SAN FRANCISCO - JUNE 17: Bob Sodervick waves a gay pride flag outside of San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Same-sex couples throughout California are rushing to get married as counties begin issuing marriage license after a State Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Bob Sodervick waves a gay pride flag outside of San Francisco City Hall June 17, 2008 in San Francisco, California. Same-sex couples throughout California are rushing to get married as counties begin issuing marriage license after a State Supreme Court ruling to allow same-sex marriage. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Robin Taylor(L) and Diane Olson (R) and
Robin Taylor(L) and Diane Olson (R) and
Robin Taylor(L) and Diane Olson (R) and their lawyer, Gloria Allred go to the court to get married in Beverly Hills, California on June 16, 2008. This wedding is the first same sex couple. Amid cheers and tears, gay and lesbian couples began tying the knot in California on Monday, as a historic court ruling legalizing same-sex marriage in America's most populous state took effect AFP PHOTO / VALERIE MACON (Photo credit should read VALERIE MACON/AFP/Getty Images)
Couple That Challenged Ban On Same-Sex Marriages Wed In California
Couple That Challenged Ban On Same-Sex Marriages Wed In California
BEVERLY HILLS, CA - JUNE 16: Anti-gay religious protesters picket at the ceremony of lesbian couple Robin Tyler and Diane Olson after they were married in the first legally recognized same-sex marriage in Los Angeles County, at the Beverly Hills courthouse on June 16, 2008 in Beverly Hills, California. The two were plaintiffs in one of the lawsuits that led to the overturning of California's gay marriage ban. Gay and Lesbian marriages became legal in California at 5:01 p.m. The California Supreme Court refused to stay its decision legalizing same-sex marriage despite calls by conservative and religious opponents, before an initiative to amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage goes to ballot in November. A study released by University of California Los Angeles (UCLA) this month projects that nearly half of the state's 102,600 same-sex couples will marry in the next three years and, along with same-sex couples from other states, will spend more than $683 million on weddings, honeymoons and other marriage-related activities. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Califormia Prepares For Flood Of Gay Weddings
Califormia Prepares For Flood Of Gay Weddings
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 10: Same-sex wedding cake topper figurines are seen at Cake and Art June 10, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. Business is increasing sharply for local wedding services in the days leading up to the start of legal marriages for gay and lesbian couples on June 17. Same-sex weddings could grow the California wedding industry by $684 million and, over the next three years, add $64 million to the state's budget, a study by the Williams Institute at UCLA's law school reports. The California Supreme Court refused to stay its decision legalizing same-sex marriage despite calls by conservative and religious opponents for the court to stop same-sex couples from marrying before an initiative to amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage goes to ballot in November. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Same-sex wedding cake topper. (David McNew/Getty Images)
Califormia Prepares For Flood Of Gay Weddings
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 10: Same-sex wedding cake topper figurines are seen at Cake and Art cake decorators June 10, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. Business is increasing sharply for local wedding services in the days leading up to the start of legal marriages for gay and lesbian couples June 17. Same-sex weddings could grow the California wedding industry by $684 million and, over the next three years, add $64 million to the state's budget, a study by the Williams Institute at UCLA's law school reports. The California Supreme Court refused to stay its decision legalizing same-sex marriage despite calls by conservative and religious opponents for the court to stop same-sex couples from marrying before an initiative to amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage goes to ballot in November. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Same-sex wedding cake topper. (David McNew/Getty Images)
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Califormia Prepares For Flood Of Gay Weddings
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - JUNE 10: Same-sex wedding rings are engraved with triangles, a symbol of gay pride, at Raffi Jewelers, a custom jeweler June 10, 2008 in West Hollywood, California. Business is increasing sharply for local wedding services in the days leading up to the start of legal marriages for gay and lesbian couples June 17. Same-sex weddings could grow the California wedding industry by $684 million and, over the next three years, add $64 million to the state's budget, a study by the Williams Institute at UCLA's law school reports. The California Supreme Court refused to stay its decision legalizing same-sex marriage despite calls by conservative and religious opponents for the court to stop same-sex couples from marrying before an initiative to amend the state constitution to ban gay marriage goes to ballot in November. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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Thousands Gather For Long Beach Gay Pride Festival
Thousands Gather For Long Beach Gay Pride Festival
LONG BEACH, CA - MAY 18: Gabrielle Weeks celebrates legalized gay marriage in California at the Pride Parade at the conclusion of the two-day 25th annual Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival and Celebration on May 18, 2008 in Long Beach, California. The California Supreme Court voted 4-3 to overturn a ban on gay marriage in California on May 15, 2008 making it the second state where gays and lesbians can marry. Legal gay weddings will begin in about a month. Anti-gay activists vow to change the California constitution to disallow voters the right to approve same-sex marriages. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Thousands Gather For Long Beach Gay Pride Festival
Thousands Gather For Long Beach Gay Pride Festival
LONG BEACH, CA - MAY 18: Rev. Linda Sitas (L) and Jerry Stinson, Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Long Beach, carry signs to reflect their practice of performing of same-sex marriages as they march in the Pride Parade at the conclusion of the two-day 25th annual Long Beach Lesbian and Gay Pride Festival and Celebration on May 18, 2008 in Long Beach, California. The California Supreme Court voted 4-3 to overturn a ban on gay marriage in California on May 15, 2008 making it the second state where gays and lesbians can marry. Legal gay weddings will begin in about a month. Anti-gay activists vow to change the California constitution to disallow voters the right to approve same-sex marriages. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
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A gay man holds the gay and lesbian flag
A gay man holds the gay and lesbian flag with the US flag during a demonstration in West Hollywood, California, May 15, 2008, after the decision by the California Supreme Court to effectively greenlight same-sex marriage. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
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California Supreme Court Rules On Gay Marriage
California Supreme Court Rules On Gay Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 15: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom speaks during a news conference following a California Supreme Court decision to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage at the California Supreme Court May 15, 2008 in San Francisco, California. The California Supreme Court voted 4-3 to overturn a ban on gay marriage in California making it the second state where gays and lesbians can marry. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
California Supreme Court Rules On Gay Marriage
California Supreme Court Rules On Gay Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 15: San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom (R) walks with his fiance Jennifer Siebel (L) after speaking at a news conference following a California Supreme Court decision to overturn the ban on same-sex marriage at the California Supreme Court May 15, 2008 in San Francisco, California. The California Supreme Court voted 4-3 to overturn a ban on gay marriage in California making it the second state where gays and lesbians can marry. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
California Supreme Court Holds Hearing On Gay Marriage
California Supreme Court Holds Hearing On Gay Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 4: San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera (C) speaks to the media in front of the California Supreme court building March 4, 2008 in San Francisco, California. The California Supreme Court heard challenges to the law defining marriage as the union between a man and a woman and heard challenges to the law from four lawsuits, three filed by nearly two dozen same sex couples and the fourth by the city of San Francisco. A decision is expected by the California Supreme Court in 90 days. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
Rallies Protest Veto Of California Same-Sex Marriage Act
Rallies Protest Veto Of California Same-Sex Marriage Act
SAN FRANCISCO - OCTOBER 15: Frank Capley (L) and his partner Joe Alfano hug as they hold signs during a same sex marriage demonstration October 15, 2007 in San Francisco, California. About a dozen same-sex couples held a demonstration in opposition of California governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's decision to veto California state assembly bill AB 43, the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act, which would have granted same-sex marriages in California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
California Court Hears Appeals On Gay Marriage Case
California Court Hears Appeals On Gay Marriage Case
SAN FRANCISCO - JULY 10: Attorney Mathew Staver speaks to members of the news media as Randy Thomasson (R), founder and president of Campaign for Children and Families, an opponent of same sex marriage, looks on during a break from a hearing at the California state Court of Appeals July 10, 2006 in San Francisco, California. Gay and lesbian couples are appearing in the California state Court of Appeals today along with conservative religious leaders and representatives of the city of San Francisco to argue the constitutionality of same-sex marriage. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Same-Sex Marriage Activists Deliver Letters To Governor's Office
Same-Sex Marriage Activists Deliver Letters To Governor's Office
LOS ANGELES - SEPTEMBER 20: Jenna Bergman, 6, held by her same-sex coupled mother Natalie Bergman, holds a sign urging the governor not to follow through with his planned veto as demonstrators deliver letters and postcards to California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger's office on September 20, 2005 in Los Angeles, California. Schwarzenegger has indicated that he will veto a bill passed by the Legislature this month that would legalize same-sex marriage. Leaders of Equality California, the state's largest gay rights group, plan to meet with the governor in hopes of changing his mind before the veto deadline on October 9. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Californians Hold Vigil In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage Bill
Californians Hold Vigil In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage Bill
SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 8: Jill Grove (L) and Keren James participate in a rally for the Same Sex Marriage bill at the California Supreme Court building September 8, 2005 in San Francisco, California. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he will veto the bill. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
Californians Hold Vigil In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage Bill
Californians Hold Vigil In Support Of Same-Sex Marriage Bill
SAN FRANCISCO - SEPTEMBER 8: Michelle Kletter holds a photograph of her family as she, Monika Sharp and Angela Sharp-Sabatino participate in a rally for the Same Sex Marriage bill at the California Supreme Court building September 8, 2005 in San Francisco, California. California Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger has said he will veto the bill. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
California Supreme Court Considers Prop 8 Challenge To Same Sex Marriage
California Supreme Court Considers Prop 8 Challenge To Same Sex Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 5: People stand out front of City Hall to watch a live broadcast as the California Supreme Court hears arguments for and against Proposition 8 on March 5, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The controversial proposition that prohibits gays and lesbians the right to marry is being challenged by the gay community. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
California Supreme Court Considers Prop 8 Challenge To Same Sex Marriage
California Supreme Court Considers Prop 8 Challenge To Same Sex Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 5: People rally in front of the California Supreme Court Building as arguments are heard for and against Proposition 8 on March 5, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The controversial proposition that prohibits gays and lesbians the right to marry is being challenged by the gay community. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
California Supreme Court Considers Prop 8 Challenge To Same Sex Marriage
California Supreme Court Considers Prop 8 Challenge To Same Sex Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 5: People rally in front of the California Supreme Court Building as arguments are heard for and against Proposition 8 on March 5, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The controversial proposition that prohibits gays and lesbians the right to marry is being challenged by the gay community. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
California Supreme Court Considers Prop 8 Challenge To Same Sex Marriage
California Supreme Court Considers Prop 8 Challenge To Same Sex Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 5: Tony B. Conscious (L), an opponent of Proposition 8, and Daniel Goldma, a supporter, argue in front of the California Supreme Court Building as arguments are heard for and against Proposition 8 on March 5, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The controversial proposition that prohibits gays and lesbians the right to marry is being challenged by the gay community. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
California Supreme Court Considers Prop 8 Challenge To Same Sex Marriage
California Supreme Court Considers Prop 8 Challenge To Same Sex Marriage
SAN FRANCISCO - MARCH 5: People from a group called America Forever join others at a rally in front of the California Supreme Court Building as arguments are heard for and against Proposition 8 on March 5, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The controversial proposition that prohibits gays and lesbians the right to marry is being challenged by the gay community. (Photo by David Paul Morris/Getty Images)
Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Rally On Eve On Prop 8 Hearings
Same-Sex Marriage Supporters Rally On Eve On Prop 8 Hearings
LOS ANGELES, CA - MARCH 04: Same-sex marriage supporters rally in El Pueblo de Los Angeles park on the eve of a state Supreme Court hearing on Proposition 8, the initiative that changed the Constitution to make gay marriage illegal, on March 4, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. An estimated 18,000 same-sex couples were married from May 16, 2008 when the state Supreme Court in a 4-3 decision ruled that the state's constitution gives gays and lesbians the right to marry, and November 4 when voters approved Propostion 8. The court is scheduled to hear oral arguments and related court petitions tomorrow seeking to overturn the measure. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Acivists wait for the start of a gay rig
Acivists wait for the start of a gay rig
Acivists wait for the start of a gay rights rally against the Proposition 8 measure at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles park on March 4, 2009. California Attorney General Jerry Brown said the ballot measure known as Proposition 8, which redefined marriage in California as a union between a man and a woman, should be invalidated because it "discriminates against same-sex couples." AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
The t-shirt of a activist during a gay r
The t-shirt of a activist during a gay r
The t-shirt of a activist during a gay rights rally against the Proposition 8 measure at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles park on March 4, 2009. California Attorney General Jerry Brown said the ballot measure known as Proposition 8, which redefined marriage in California as a union between a man and a woman, should be invalidated because it "discriminates against same-sex couples." AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
A man holds up a placard during a gay ri
A man holds up a placard during a gay ri
A man holds up a placard during a gay rights rally against the Proposition 8 measure at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles park on March 4, 2009. California Attorney General Jerry Brown said the ballot measure known as Proposition 8, which redefined marriage in California as a union between a man and a woman, should be invalidated because it "discriminates against same-sex couples." AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Shelby Barrett-Whitmore -5, hugs her fat
Shelby Barrett-Whitmore -5, hugs her fat
Shelby Barrett-Whitmore -5, hugs her fathers Toby Barrett (L) and Joe Whitmore (R) during a gay rights rally against the Proposition 8 measure at the El Pueblo de Los Angeles park on March 4, 2009. California Attorney General Jerry Brown said the ballot measure known as Proposition 8, which redefined marriage in California as a union between a man and a woman, should be invalidated because it "discriminates against same-sex couples." AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Rally On Steps Of California State Capitol Protests Passage Of Prop 8
Rally On Steps Of California State Capitol Protests Passage Of Prop 8
SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Ken Brendel (C) and Dana Edgar (R) march in support of gay marriage on the steps of the State Capitol November 22, 2008 in Sacramento, California. People across the country continue to protest the passing of California State Proposition 8 which makes gay marriage in California illegal. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)
Rally On Steps Of California State Capitol Protests Passage Of Prop 8
Rally On Steps Of California State Capitol Protests Passage Of Prop 8
SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Supporters of gay marriage rally on the steps of the State Capitol November 22, 2008 in Sacramento, California. People across the country continue to protest the passing of California State Proposition 8 which makes gay marriage in California illegal. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)
Rally On Steps Of California State Capitol Protests Passage Of Prop 8
Rally On Steps Of California State Capitol Protests Passage Of Prop 8
SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Supporters of gay marriage rally on the steps of the State Capitol November 22, 2008 in Sacramento, California. People across the country continue to protest the passing of California State Proposition 8 which makes gay marriage in California illegal. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)
Rally On Steps Of California State Capitol Protests Passage Of Prop 8
Rally On Steps Of California State Capitol Protests Passage Of Prop 8
SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Supporters of gay marriage, including married couple Ellen Pontac, left, and Shelly Bailes, center, rally on the steps of the State Capitol November 22, 2008 in Sacramento, California. People across the country continue to protest the passing of California State Proposition 8 which makes gay marriage in California illegal. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)
Rally On Steps Of California State Capitol Protests Passage Of Prop 8
Rally On Steps Of California State Capitol Protests Passage Of Prop 8
SACRAMENTO, CA - NOVEMBER 22: Supporters of gay marriage rally on the steps of the State Capitol November 22, 2008 in Sacramento, California. People across the country continue to protest the passing of California State Proposition 8 which makes gay marriage in California illegal. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)
A gay couple take part in a demonstratio
A gay couple take part in a demonstratio
A gay couple take part in a demonstration along with other protesters to condemn the ban of same-sex marriages in Los Angeles on November 15, 2008. The same-sex marriage ban sparked angry protests across the nation with thousands taking to the streets in Los Angeles chanting slogans like "Yes We Can." AFP PHOTO/Jewel SAMAD (Photo credit should read JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images)
Protests In Opposition Of Prop 8 Continue In California, And Across The Country
Protests In Opposition Of Prop 8 Continue In California, And Across The Country
SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 15: Hank Donat holds a sign during a rally against the passing of Prop. 8 on November 15, 2008 in San Francisco, California. People across the country continue to protest the passing of California State Proposition 8 which makes gay marriage in California illegal. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Protests In Opposition Of Prop 8 Continue In California, And Across The Country
Protests In Opposition Of Prop 8 Continue In California, And Across The Country
SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 15: Thousands of supporters of gay marriage carry signs during a rally against the passing of Prop. 8 on November 15, 2008 in San Francisco, California. People across the country continue to protest the passing of California State Proposition 8 which makes gay marriage in California illegal. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
NYC Activists Protest Mormon Church's Support Of Proposition 8
NYC Activists Protest Mormon Church's Support Of Proposition 8
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 12: Supporters of gay marriage demonstrate in front of the Mormon Church November 12, 2008 in New York City. Following the passing of Proposition 8, a measure to stop gay marriage in California, last week, many gay activists have been blaming the Mormon Church for the passage of Proposition 8 due to the church's significant role in activism against gay marriage. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
NYC Activists Protest Mormon Church's Support Of Proposition 8
NYC Activists Protest Mormon Church's Support Of Proposition 8
NEW YORK - NOVEMBER 12: Supporters of gay marriage demonstrate in front of the Mormon Church November 12, 2008 in New York City. Following the passing of Proposition 8, a measure to stop gay marriage in California, last week, many gay activists have been blaming the Mormon Church for the passage of Proposition 8 due to the church's significant role in activism against gay marriage. (Photo by Spencer Platt/Getty Images)
Daily Marches To Save Gay Marriage Continue In California
Daily Marches To Save Gay Marriage Continue In California
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Supporters of same-sex marriage organized by Latino activists pass through the edge of Chinatown as they march between predominantly Latino neighborhoods on the Eastside and downtown to over-turn Proposition 8 on November 9, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. As many as 12,500 people have shown up to march each day since the proposition, which changes the sate constitution to outlaw gay marriage, was narrowly passed by voters on November 4. When same-sex marriage became legal in California on June 16, conservative churches vowed to fight it and succeeded in passing Proposition 8 with the help of funding, much of it from out of state, that dwarfed that of their opponents. An estimated 18,000 same-sex couples were legally married over the past six months in California, supporting a wedding industry boom that ground to a halt after Election Day. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Daily Marches To Save Gay Marriage Continue In California
Daily Marches To Save Gay Marriage Continue In California
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Supporters of same-sex marriage organized by Latino activists pass through the edge of Chinatown as they march between predominantly Latino neighborhoods on the Eastside and downtown to over-turn Proposition 8 on November 9, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. As many as 12,500 people have shown up to march each day since the proposition, which changes the sate constitution to outlaw gay marriage, was narrowly passed by voters on November 4. When same-sex marriage became legal in California on June 16, conservative churches vowed to fight it and succeeded in passing Proposition 8 with the help of funding, much of it from out of state, that dwarfed that of their opponents. An estimated 18,000 same-sex couples were legally married over the past six months in California, supporting a wedding industry boom that ground to a halt after Election Day. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Daily Marches To Save Gay Marriage Continue In California
Daily Marches To Save Gay Marriage Continue In California
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 09: Supporters of same-sex marriage organized by Latino activists march between predominantly Latino neighborhoods on the Eastside and downtown to over-turn Proposition 8 on November 9, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. As many as 12,500 people have shown up to march each day since the proposition, which changes the sate constitution to outlaw gay marriage, was narrowly passed by voters on November 4. When same-sex marriage became legal in California on June 16, conservative churches vowed to fight it and succeeded in passing Proposition 8 with the help of funding, much of it from out of state, that dwarfed that of their opponents. An estimated 18,000 same-sex couples were legally married over the past six months in California, supporting a wedding industry boom that ground to a halt after Election Day. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Daily Marches To Save Gay Marriage Continue In California
Daily Marches To Save Gay Marriage Continue In California
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: An estimated 10,000 supporters of same-sex marriage march to overturn Proposition 8 on November 8, 2008 in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, California. Demonstrators numbering in the thousands have marched each day since the proposition, which changes the state constitution to outlaw gay marriage, was narrowly passed by voters on November 4. When same-sex marriage became legal in California on June 16, conservative churches vowed to fight it and succeeded in passing Proposition 8 with the help of funding, much of it from out of state, that dwarfed that of their opponents. An estimated 18,000 same-sex couples were legally married over the past six months in California, supporting a wedding industry boom that ground to a halt after Election Day. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Daily Marches To Save Gay Marriage Continue In California
Daily Marches To Save Gay Marriage Continue In California
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: Police officers confront some of the estimated 10,000 supporters of same-sex marriage marching to overturn Proposition 8 on November 8, 2008 in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, California. Demonstrators numbering in the thousands have marched each day since the proposition, which changes the state constitution to outlaw gay marriage, was narrowly passed by voters on November 4. When same-sex marriage became legal in California on June 16, conservative churches vowed to fight it and succeeded in passing Proposition 8 with the help of funding, much of it from out of state, that dwarfed that of their opponents. An estimated 18,000 same-sex couples were legally married over the past six months in California, supporting a wedding industry boom that ground to a halt after Election Day. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Daily Marches To Save Gay Marriage Continue In California
Daily Marches To Save Gay Marriage Continue In California
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: An estimated 10,000 supporters of same-sex marriage march to overturn Proposition 8 on November 8, 2008 in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, California. Demonstrators numbering in the thousands have marched each day since the proposition, which changes the state constitution to outlaw gay marriage, was narrowly passed by voters on November 4. When same-sex marriage became legal in California on June 16, conservative churches vowed to fight it and succeeded in passing Proposition 8 with the help of funding, much of it from out of state, that dwarfed that of their opponents. An estimated 18,000 same-sex couples were legally married over the past six months in California, supporting a wedding industry boom that ground to a halt after Election Day. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Daily Marches To Save Gay Marriage Continue In California
Daily Marches To Save Gay Marriage Continue In California
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 08: One of the estimated 10,000 supporters of same-sex marriage marching to overturn Proposition 8 dresses as a chicken in reference to a proposition that was approved to give farm chickens more free space on November 8, 2008 in the Silver Lake area of Los Angeles, California. Demonstrators numbering in the thousands have marched each day since the proposition, which changes the state constitution to outlaw gay marriage, was narrowly passed by voters on November 4. When same-sex marriage became legal in California on June 16, conservative churches vowed to fight it and succeeded in passing Proposition 8 with the help of funding, much of it from out of state, that dwarfed that of their opponents. An estimated 18,000 same-sex couples were legally married over the past six months in California, supporting a wedding industry boom that ground to a halt after Election Day. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Opponents Of Prop 8 Demonstrate In Front Of Church Of The Latter Day Saints
Opponents Of Prop 8 Demonstrate In Front Of Church Of The Latter Day Saints
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 7: Thousands of people protest against the passage of California's Proposition 8 outside the world headquarters of Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints November 7, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The protesters were marching against the Mormon church's support for the ballot measure that passed on November 4 making gay marriage illegal. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
Opponents Of Prop 8 Demonstrate In Front Of Church Of The Latter Day Saints
Opponents Of Prop 8 Demonstrate In Front Of Church Of The Latter Day Saints
SALT LAKE CITY, UT - NOVEMBER 7: Thousands of people protest against the passage of California's Proposition 8 outside the world headquarters of Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints November 7, 2008 in Salt Lake City, Utah. The protesters were marching against the Mormon church's support for the ballot measure that passed on November 4 making gay marriage illegal. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
Prop 8 Opposition Group Discusses Latter Day Saints Support Of Proposition
Prop 8 Opposition Group Discusses Latter Day Saints Support Of Proposition
LOS ANGELES, CA - NOVEMBER 6: Hundreds of supporters of same-sex marriage march for miles in protest against the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints November 6, 2008 in Los Angeles, California. The protest, which began outside the Los Angeles Mormon temple, opposes massive financial contributions to the Proposition 8 campaign, which voters passed and which changes the California Constitution to make gay marriage illegal. When same-sex marriages became legal in California on June 16, conservative churches vowed to fight it and successfully passed Proposition 8 with funds that dwarfed that of their opponents. Demonstrators say the Mormon Church contributed some $35 million to pass the measure. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
1st Anniversary Of CA Supreme Ct Ruling Allowing Gay Marriage Remembered
1st Anniversary Of CA Supreme Ct Ruling Allowing Gay Marriage Remembered
SACRAMENTO, CA - JUNE 17: Jessica Belmonte (L) and her friend Ashley Lamb celebrate the one-year anniversary of a California Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriages, during a press conference June 17, 2009 in Sacramento, California. On June 16, 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled providing a constitutional right to same-sex marriages went into effect, only later in November for it to be overturned by voters. The courts then announced a ruling on May 19 upholding Proposition 8, which banned gay marriages in California; but also upheld the marriages that had been performed before the proposition passed were still valid. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)
1st Anniversary Of CA Supreme Ct Ruling Allowing Gay Marriage Remembered
1st Anniversary Of CA Supreme Ct Ruling Allowing Gay Marriage Remembered
SACRAMENTO, CA - JUNE 17: Marci Burba (C) and her wife Kelly McAllister (R) celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary and the one-year anniversary of a California Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriages, during a press conference June 17, 2009 in Sacramento, California. On June 16, 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled providing a constitutional right to same-sex marriages went into effect, only later in November for it to be overturned by voters. The courts then announced a ruling on May 19 upholding Proposition 8, which banned gay marriages in California; but also upheld the marriages that had been performed before the proposition passed were still valid. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)
1st Anniversary Of CA Supreme Ct Ruling Allowing Gay Marriage Remembered
1st Anniversary Of CA Supreme Ct Ruling Allowing Gay Marriage Remembered
SACRAMENTO, CA - JUNE 17: Ellen Pontac (L) and her wife Shelly Bailes celebrate their one-year wedding anniversary and the one-year anniversary of a California Supreme Court ruling allowing same-sex marriages, at a press conference June 17, 2009 in Sacramento, California. On June 16, 2008, the California Supreme Court ruled providing a constitutional right to same-sex marriages went into effect, only later in November for it to be overturned by voters. The courts then announced a ruling on May 19 upholding Proposition 8, which banned gay marriages in California; but also upheld the marriages that had been performed before the proposition passed were still valid. (Photo by Max Whittaker/Getty Images)
Lieutenant Dan Choi who has just been di
Lieutenant Dan Choi who has just been di
Lieutenant Dan Choi who has just been dismissed from the US Army for "being openly gay", declares that he will try to protest his case during President Barack Obama's upcoming visit to Los Angeles, at a gay protest rally in Hollywood on May 26, 2009. California's Supreme Court upheld a referendum that outlawed gay marriage, but said 18,000 same-sex weddings carried out before the ban would remain valid. Gay and lesbian activists had sought to overturn the result of a November referendum, known as Proposition 8, which redefined marriage in California as being unions between men and women only. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Lesbian couple Angel (L) and Somono (R)
Lesbian couple Angel (L) and Somono (R)
Lesbian couple Angel (L) and Somono (R) take part in a gay rights protest rally in Hollywood on May 26, 2009. California's Supreme Court upheld a referendum that outlawed gay marriage, but said 18,000 same-sex weddings carried out before the ban would remain valid. Gay and lesbian activists had sought to overturn the result of a November referendum, known as Proposition 8, which redefined marriage in California as being unions between men and women only. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters march during a gay rights ral
Protesters march during a gay rights ral
Protesters march during a gay rights rally in Hollywood on May 26, 2009. California's Supreme Court upheld a referendum that outlawed gay marriage, but said 18,000 same-sex weddings carried out before the ban would remain valid. Gay and lesbian activists had sought to overturn the result of a November referendum, known as Proposition 8, which redefined marriage in California as being unions between men and women only. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Two young protesters with their mothers
Two young protesters with their mothers
Two young protesters with their mothers during a gay rights rally in Hollywood on May 26, 2009. California's Supreme Court upheld a referendum that outlawed gay marriage, but said 18,000 same-sex weddings carried out before the ban would remain valid. Gay and lesbian activists had sought to overturn the result of a November referendum, known as Proposition 8, which redefined marriage in California as being unions between men and women only. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Protesters march during a gay rights ral
Protesters march during a gay rights ral
Protesters march during a gay rights rally in Hollywood on May 26, 2009. California's Supreme Court upheld a referendum that outlawed gay marriage, but said 18,000 same-sex weddings carried out before the ban would remain valid. Gay and lesbian activists had sought to overturn the result of a November referendum, known as Proposition 8, which redefined marriage in California as being unions between men and women only. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
California Supreme Court Upholds Ban On Gay Marriage
California Supreme Court Upholds Ban On Gay Marriage
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 26: Actress Emmy Rossum attends a march following the California Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Proposition 8, on May 26, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. The California State Supreme Court voted 6-1 to uphold proposition 8 which makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. More than 18,000 same-sex couples that wed before prop 8 was voted in will still be legally married. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
California Supreme Court Upholds Ban On Gay Marriage
California Supreme Court Upholds Ban On Gay Marriage
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 26: Actress Emmy Rossum, (C) Perez Hilton and Kelly Osbourne attend a march following the California Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Proposition 8, on May 26, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. The California State Supreme Court voted 6-1 to uphold proposition 8 which makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. More than 18,000 same-sex couples that wed before prop 8 was voted in will still be legally married. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Dawn Berg and her son A.J. Berg -5, demo
Dawn Berg and her son A.J. Berg -5, demo
Dawn Berg and her son A.J. Berg -5, demonstrate during a gay protest rally in Hollywood on May 26, 2009. California's Supreme Court upheld a referendum that outlawed gay marriage, but said 18,000 same-sex weddings carried out before the ban would remain valid. Gay and lesbian activists had sought to overturn the result of a November referendum, known as Proposition 8, which redefined marriage in California as being unions between men and women only. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 26: Supporters of same-sex marriage carry signs during a march rally in on Hollywood Boulevard following the California Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Proposition 8 on May 26, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The California State Supreme Court voted 6-1 to uphold proposition 8 which makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. More than 18,000 same-sex couples that wed before prop 8 was voted in will still be legally married. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Actress Drew Barrymore is greeted by an
Actress Drew Barrymore is greeted by an
Actress Drew Barrymore is greeted by an protestor during a Gay rights protest rally in Hollywood on May 26, 2009. California's Supreme Court upheld a referendum that outlawed gay marriage, but said 18,000 same-sex weddings carried out before the ban would remain valid. Gay and lesbian activists had sought to overturn the result of a November referendum, known as Proposition 8, which redefined marriage in California as being unions between men and women only. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
Two men protest to passing motorists dur
Two men protest to passing motorists dur
Two men protest to passing motorists during a Gay protest rally in Hollywood on May 26, 2009. California's Supreme Court upheld a referendum that outlawed gay marriage, but said 18,000 same-sex weddings carried out before the ban would remain valid. Gay and lesbian activists had sought to overturn the result of a November referendum, known as Proposition 8, which redefined marriage in California as being unions between men and women only. AFP PHOTO/Mark RALSTON (Photo credit should read MARK RALSTON/AFP/Getty Images)
California Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Gay Marriage
California Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Gay Marriage
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - MAY 26: Thousands of supporters of same-sex marriage march from West Hollywood to Hollywood following the California Supreme Court ruling to uphold Proposition 8 May 26, 2009 in West Hollywood, California. The court voted 6-1 to uphold Proposition 8, which makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry in the state of California, although the more than 18,000 same-sex couples that wed before Prop 8 was voted in will still be legally married. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 26: Supporters of same-sex marriage march through the streets following the California Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Proposition 8 May 26, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The Court voted 6-1 to uphold proposition 8 which makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. More than 18,000 same-sex couples that wed before prop 8 was voted in will still be legally married. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 26: Supporters of same-sex marriage fill the streets in the Castro district following the California Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Proposition 8 May 26, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The Court voted 6-1 to uphold proposition 8 which makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. More than 18,000 same-sex couples that wed before prop 8 was voted in will still be legally married. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 26: Supporters of same-sex marriage gather at Yerba Buena Gardens following the California Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Proposition 8 May 26, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The Court voted 6-1 to uphold proposition 8 which makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. More than 18,000 same-sex couples that wed before prop 8 was voted in will still be legally married. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
UCLA students attend a protest rally in
UCLA students attend a protest rally in
UCLA students attend a protest rally in Westwood, California on May 26, 2009, following the California Supreme Court decision to uphold Proposition 8, which outlawed gay marriage. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
UCLA students attend a protest rally in
UCLA students attend a protest rally in
UCLA students attend a protest rally in Westwood, California on May 26, 2009, following the California Supreme Court decision to uphold Proposition, 8 which outlawed gay marriage. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
UCLA students attend a protest rally in
UCLA students attend a protest rally in
UCLA students attend a protest rally in Westwood, California on May 26, 2009, following the California Supreme Court decision to uphold Proposition 8, which outlawed gay marriage. AFP PHOTO / GABRIEL BOUYS (Photo credit should read GABRIEL BOUYS/AFP/Getty Images)
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 26: Supporters of same-sex marriage carry signs during a rally at San Francisco city hall following the California Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Proposition 8 May 26, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The California State Supreme Court voted 6-1 to uphold proposition 8 which makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. More than 18,000 same-sex couples that wed before prop 8 was voted in will still be legally married. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 26: Supporters of same-sex marriage carry signs during a rally at San Francisco city hall following the California Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Proposition 8 May 26, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The California State Supreme Court voted 6-1 to uphold proposition 8 which makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. More than 18,000 same-sex couples that wed before prop 8 was voted in will still be legally married. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
California Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Gay Marriage
California Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Gay Marriage
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 26: Supporters of same-sex marriage rally outside the East Los Angeles Recorder Office following the California Supreme Court ruling to uphold Proposition 8 May 26, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The court voted 6-1 to uphold Proposition 8, which makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry in the state of California, although the more than 18,000 same-sex couples that wed before Prop 8 was voted in will still be legally married. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
California Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Gay Marriage
California Supreme Court Upholds Ban on Gay Marriage
LOS ANGELES, CA - MAY 26: Iran Larios wears a bridal gown as supporters of same-sex marriage rally outside the East Los Angeles Recorder Office following the California Supreme Court ruling to uphold Proposition 8 May 26, 2009 in Los Angeles, California. The court voted 6-1 to uphold Proposition 8, which makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry in the state of California, although the more than 18,000 same-sex couples that wed before Prop 8 was voted in will still be legally married. (Photo by David McNew/Getty Images)
Dahlia Ferlito, 28, (L) and her wife Ant
Dahlia Ferlito, 28, (L) and her wife Ant
Dahlia Ferlito, 28, (L) and her wife Antoinette Reyes, 27, (R), chant with other demonstrators at a protest rally outside the Los Angeles County Marriage License Office in Los Angeles, California on May 26, 2009, following the California Supreme Court decision to uphold Proposition 8 which outlawed gay marriage. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Bay Nguyen, 16, (second R) and her frien
Bay Nguyen, 16, (second R) and her frien
Bay Nguyen, 16, (second R) and her friend Ivy Hammond, 17 (R) chant with other demonstrators at a protest rally outside the Los Angeles County Marriage License Office in Los Angeles, California on May 26, 2009, following the California Supreme Court decision to uphold Proposition 8 which outlawed gay marriage. AFP PHOTO / ROBYN BECK (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 26: Supporters of same-sex marriage block Van Ness Avenue following the California Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Proposition 8 May 26, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The California State Supreme Court voted 6-1 to uphold proposition 8 which makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. More than 18,000 same-sex couples that wed before prop 8 was voted in will still be legally married. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 26: Signs supporting same-sex marriage are seen on a statue of Abraham Lincoln outside of San Francisco City Hall May 26, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The California State Supreme Court voted 6-1 to uphold proposition 8 which makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. More than 18,000 same-sex couples that wed before prop 8 was voted in will still be legally married. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 06: Supporters of Prop 8 holds a sign during a demonstration outside of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 6, 2010 in San Francisco, California. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is scheduled to hear arguments today on anti-gay marriage proposition Prop 8 after a trial court judge overturned the voter-approved ban ruling it a violation of civil rights. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 06: A same sex couple Alden Lougee (L) and Rex Resa (R) kiss in front of Prop 8 supporters outside of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 6, 2010 in San Francisco, California. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is scheduled to hear arguments today on anti-gay marriage proposition Prop 8 after a trial court judge overturned the voter-approved ban ruling it a violation of civil rights. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 06: An opponent of Prop 8 wears a gay pride flag as he dances in front of Prop 8 supporters outside of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 6, 2010 in San Francisco, California. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is scheduled to hear arguments today on anti-gay marriage proposition Prop 8 after a trial court judge overturned the voter-approved ban ruling it a violation of civil rights. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 06: Attorney David Boies walks out of the courthouse following a hearing at the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 6, 2010 in San Francisco, California. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is scheduled to hear arguments today on anti-gay marriage proposition Prop 8 after a trial court judge overturned the voter-approved ban ruling it a violation of civil rights. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 06: An opponent of Prop 8 holds an American flag and gay pride flag during a demonstration outside of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 6, 2010 in San Francisco, California. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is scheduled to hear arguments today on anti-gay marriage proposition Prop 8 after a trial court judge overturned the voter-approved ban ruling it a violation of civil rights. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 06: A supporter of Prop 8 is dressed as Moses as he holds a sign during a demonstration outside of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 6, 2010 in San Francisco, California. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is scheduled to hear arguments today on anti-gay marriage proposition Prop 8 after a trial court judge overturned the voter-approved ban ruling it a violation of civil rights. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 06: Supporters of Prop 8 holds a sign during a demonstration outside of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 6, 2010 in San Francisco, California. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is scheduled to hear arguments today on anti-gay marriage proposition Prop 8 after a trial court judge overturned the voter-approved ban ruling it a violation of civil rights. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 06: Same sex couple Jeff Tabaco (L) and Thom Watson embrace during a demonstration outside of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 6, 2010 in San Francisco, California. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is scheduled to hear arguments today on anti-gay marriage proposition Prop 8 after a trial court judge overturned the voter-approved ban ruling it a violation of civil rights. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 06: Supporters of Prop 8 holds a sign during a demonstration outside of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 6, 2010 in San Francisco, California. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is scheduled to hear arguments today on anti-gay marriage proposition Prop 8 after a trial court judge overturned the voter-approved ban ruling it a violation of civil rights. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 06: An opponent of Prop 8 holds a sign during a demonstration outside of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 6, 2010 in San Francisco, California. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is scheduled to hear arguments today on anti-gay marriage proposition Prop 8 after a trial court judge overturned the voter-approved ban ruling it a violation of civil rights. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
Federal Appeals Court Holds Hearing On Prop 8
SAN FRANCISCO, CA - DECEMBER 06: Supporters of Prop 8 holds a sign during a demonstration outside of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals on December 6, 2010 in San Francisco, California. A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco is scheduled to hear arguments today on anti-gay marriage proposition Prop 8 after a trial court judge overturned the voter-approved ban ruling it a violation of civil rights. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Demonstrate Against Stay Banning Gay Marriages
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Demonstrate Against Stay Banning Gay Marriages
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 19: Actress Amber Heard holds a portest sign during a same-sex marriage advocates demonstration against the stay barring gay marriages on August 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. On August 4, District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled against Proposition 8 as unconstitutional, and after his ruling the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted proponents of Proposition 8 a stay on August 16. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Demonstrate Against Stay Banning Gay Marriages
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Demonstrate Against Stay Banning Gay Marriages
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 19: Actress Amber Heard (L) holds a protest sign with her girlfriend Tasya Van Ree (R) during a same-sex marriage advocates demonstration against the stay barring gay marriages on August 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. On August 4, District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled against Proposition 8 as unconstitutional, and after his ruling the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted proponents of Proposition 8 a stay on August 16. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Demonstrate Against Stay Banning Gay Marriages
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Demonstrate Against Stay Banning Gay Marriages
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 19: Robin Tyler holds a cardboard cut out of radio talk show host Dr. Laura Schlessinger at a same-sex marriage advocates demonstration against the stay barring gay marriages on August 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. On August 4, District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled against Proposition 8 as unconstitutional, and after his ruling the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted proponents of Proposition 8 a stay on August 16. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Demonstrate Against Stay Banning Gay Marriages
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Demonstrate Against Stay Banning Gay Marriages
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 19: Tasha Finken (R) and Matt McKenna holds protest signs during a same-sex marriage advocates demonstration against the stay barring gay marriages on August 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. On August 4, District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled against Proposition 8 as unconstitutional, and after his ruling the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted proponents of Proposition 8 a stay on August 16. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Demonstrate Against Stay Banning Gay Marriages
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Demonstrate Against Stay Banning Gay Marriages
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 19: Heather Hufstedler of Hollywood Youth Pride, holds a protest sign during a same-sex marriage advocates demonstration against the stay barring gay marriages on August 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. On August 4, District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled against Proposition 8 as unconstitutional, and after his ruling the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted proponents of Proposition 8 a stay on August 16. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Demonstrate Against Stay Banning Gay Marriages
Same-Sex Marriage Advocates Demonstrate Against Stay Banning Gay Marriages
LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 19: Actress Amber Heard (R) holds a protest sign with her girlfriend Tasya Van Ree during a same-sex marriage advocates demonstration against the stay barring gay marriages on August 19, 2010 in Los Angeles, California. On August 4, District Judge Vaughn Walker ruled against Proposition 8 as unconstitutional, and after his ruling the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals granted proponents of Proposition 8 a stay on August 16. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Judge Rules On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume In California
Judge Rules On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume In California
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 12: Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage hold signs as they wait for a decision to lift a stay that would allow same-sex couples to marry in California August 12, 2010 in San Francisco, California. California Supreme court Judge Vaughn Walker lifted a stay on same-sex marriages in California just over one week after his ruling that Prop 8 was unconstitutional. Marriages will be allowed to resume on August 18. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Same-sex couple Thom Watson (R) and Jeff Tabaco kiss as they hold paperwork for a marriage license while waiting to hear a decision on whether same-sex marriages will be allowed to resume in California August 12, 2010 in San Francisco.
Gay Kiss
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 12: Same-sex couple Thom Watson (R) and Jeff Tabaco kiss as they hold paperwork for a marriage license while waiting to hear a decision on whether same-sex marriages will be allowed to resume in California August 12, 2010 in San Francisco, California. California Supreme court Judge Vaughn Walker lifted a stay on same-sex marriages in California just over one week after his ruling that Prop 8 was unconstitutional. Marriages will be allowed to resume on August 18. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Kissing your partner would be a crime carrying the death penalty under a ballot proposition that might actually have to be allowed to proceed in California. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Judge Rules On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume In California
Judge Rules On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume In California
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 12: Supporters of same-sex marriage hold signs and flags as they wait for a decision to lift a stay that would allow same-sex couples to marry in California August 12, 2010 in San Francisco, California. California Supreme court Judge Vaughn Walker lifted a stay on same-sex marriages in California just over one week after his ruling that Prop 8 was unconstitutional. Marriages will be allowed to resume on August 18. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A supporter of same-sex marriage holds American and gay pride flags.  (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Judge Rules On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume In California
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 12: A supporter of same-sex marriage holds American and gay pride flags as he awaits a decision to lift a stay that would allow same-sex couples to marry in California August 12, 2010 in San Francisco, California. California Supreme court Judge Vaughn Walker lifted a stay on same-sex marriages in California just over one week after his ruling that Prop 8 was unconstitutional. Marriages will be allowed to resume on August 18. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A supporter of same-sex marriage holds American and gay pride flags. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Judge Rules On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume In California
Judge Rules On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume In California
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 12: A San Francisco sheriff's deputy asks opponents of same-sex marriage to move across the street from city hall since they did not have a permit to demonstrate August 12, 2010 in San Francisco, California. California Supreme court Judge Vaughn Walker lifted a stay on same-sex marriages in California just over one week after his ruling that Prop 8 was unconstitutional. Marriages will be allowed to resume on August 18. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Judge Rules On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume In California
Judge Rules On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume In California
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 12: Supporters of same-sex marriage hold signs and cheer after a stay was lifted that allows same-sex couples to marry in California August 12, 2010 in San Francisco, California. California Supreme court Judge Vaughn Walker lifted a stay on same-sex marriages in California just over one week after his ruling that Prop 8 was unconstitutional. Marriages will be allowed to resume on August 18. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Judge Rules On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume In California
Judge Rules On Whether Gay Marriages Can Resume In California
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 12: Danielle Peregory (L) places a veil on the head of her future wife Kelly Jones as they wait in line to get a marriage license at San Francisco City Hall August 12, 2010 in San Francisco, California. California Supreme court Judge Vaughn Walker lifted a stay on same-sex marriages in California just over one week after his ruling that Prop 8 was unconstitutional. Marriages will be allowed to resume on August 18. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Same-Sex Marriage Supporters In California Celebrate After Judge's Ruling
Same-Sex Marriage Supporters In California Celebrate After Judge's Ruling
WEST HOLLYWOOD, CA - AUGUST 04: A Prop 8 opponent celebrates the ruling to overturn Proposition 8 on August 4, 2010 in West Hollywood, California. A federal judge overturned California's Proposition 8, a same-sex marriage ban, finding it unconstitutional. The voter approved measure denies same-sex couples the right to marry in the State of California. (Photo by Kevork Djansezian/Getty Images)
Same-Sex Marriage Supporters In California Celebrate After Judge's Ruling
Same-Sex Marriage Supporters In California Celebrate After Judge's Ruling
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 04: Proposition 8 opponent Connor Schmending holds gay pride flag during a rally to celebrate the ruling to overturn Proposition 8 August 4, 2010 in San Francisco, California. U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker announced his ruling to overturn Proposition 8 finding it unconstitutional. The voter approved measure denies same-sex couples the right to marry in the State of California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Same-Sex Marriage Supporters In California Celebrate After Judge's Ruling
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 04: A Prop 8 opponent wears a gay pride flag on his back during a rally to celebrate the ruling to overturn Prop 8 August 4, 2010 in San Francisco, California.US District Judge Vaughn Walker announced his ruling to overturn Prop 8 finding it unconstitutional. The voter approved measure denies same-sex couples the right to marry in the State of California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
(Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A lesbian couple demonstrates in favor of same-sex marriage in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Federal Judge Announces Ruling On Constitutionality Of Proposition 8
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 04: Same-sex couple Shelly Bailes (L) and Ellen Pontac celebrate the ruling to overturn the ban on gay marriage outside of the Philip Burton Federal building August 4, 2010 in San Francisco, California.US District Judge Vaughn Walker announced his ruling to overturn Prop 8 finding it unconstitutional. The voter approved measure denies same-sex couples the right to marry in the State of California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A lesbian couple demonstrates in favor of same-sex marriage in San Francisco. (Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Federal Judge Announces Ruling On Constitutionality Of Proposition 8
Federal Judge Announces Ruling On Constitutionality Of Proposition 8
SAN FRANCISCO - AUGUST 04: Prop 8 opponent John Lewis celebrates the ruling to overturn the ban on gay marriage outside of the Philip Burton Federal building August 4, 2010 in San Francisco, California.US District Judge Vaughn Walker announced his ruling to overturn Prop 8 finding it unconstitutional. The voter approved measure denies same-sex couples the right to marry in the State of California. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
A car flies the gay pride flag in protest past the Mormon Conference center during the 179th Semi-Annual General Conference of the Mormon church on October 3, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Many gay-rights organizations have criticized the church because of its stance on Proposition 8 in California and its opposition to gay marriage.  (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
Mormons Gather For LDS Church's Semiannual Conference
SALT LAKE CITY - OCTOBER 3: A car flies the gay pride flag in protest past the Mormon Conference center during the 179th Semi-Annual General Conference of the Mormon church on October 3, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Several thousand Mormons are gathering for two days to hear guidance from church leaders. Many gay-rights organizations have criticized the church because of its stance on Proposition 8 in California and its opposition to gay marriage. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
A car flies the gay pride flag in protest past the Mormon Conference center during the 179th Semi-Annual General Conference of the Mormon church on October 3, 2009 in Salt Lake City, Utah. Many gay-rights organizations have criticized the church because of its stance on Proposition 8 in California and its opposition to gay marriage. (Photo by George Frey/Getty Images)
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
CA Court To Issue Ruling On Constitutional Amendment Banning Gay Marriages
SAN FRANCISCO - MAY 26: A supporter of same-sex marriage wears stickers on the back of her pants during a rally at San Francisco city hall following the California Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Proposition 8 May 26, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The California State Supreme Court voted 6-1 to uphold proposition 8 which makes it illegal for same-sex couples to marry in the state of California. More than 18,000 same-sex couples that wed before prop 8 was voted in will still be legally married. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
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