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(CNN) -- A federal judge in California has knocked down the state's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, ruling Wednesday that the state's controversial Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.
Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker found in his ruling that the ban violated the Constitution's equal protection clause under the 14th Amendment.
In Republics, the great danger is, that the majority may not sufficiently respect the rights of the minority.
All, too, will bear in mind this sacred principle, that though the will of the majority is in all cases to prevail, that will to be rightful must be reasonable; that the minority possess their equal rights, which equal law must protect, and to violate would be oppression.
Originally posted by ~Lucidity
Bet this is gonna suck for those fake libertarian Constitutionalists who ran around for years opposing gay marriage because it's somehow morally wrong or affects someone else's rights