California's prop 8, which made same-gender marriage illegal in California, has been overturned by a Federal judge in San Francisco.
"U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker said Proposition 8, passed by voters in November 2008, violated the federal constitutional rights of gays and lesbians to marry the partners of their choice." LA Times
Also judge Walker, issued a two day stay. Meaning that same-gender couples who want to marry may have to wait at least two days. During that two day period the Judge will decide if he will issue another stay to allow appeals by prop. 8 supporters or allow same-gender marriages to begin at the end of the two day stay.
This isn't the end for this battle for equality in California. Same-gender marriage opponents promise to appeal this decision. It's likely that any appeal would ultimately end-up being heard by the U.S. Supreme Court.
Rallies in support of the ruling as well as against are planned for today around the state.
This is a good day for California. Hopefully the judge will not impose another stay after the two day stay. And I also hope that any appeals by the religious crazies (Mormons) and Republicans will lose in court.