This slideshow is part of a community project that the Courage Campaign launched in reaction to the legal brief that Ken Starr—on behalf of the “Yes on 8” campaign—just filed to nullify the 18,000 same-sex marriages performed in California USA between May and November of 2008.
Proposition 8 was a California ballot proposition that changed the state Constitution to restrict the definition of marriage to a union between a man and a woman and eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry. The proposition did not affect domestic partnerships in California. The ballot measure was an amendment that would override portions of the ruling of In re Marriage Cases. The measure added a new section (7.5) to Article I, which reads:
“Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”
(thanks for sending Steeph)