U.S. Supreme Court Rejects DOMA and California’s Proposition 8
June 27, 2013
By Randy Taylor
Public Relations officer, Libertarian Party of Florida
On June 26, 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court made a decision based on the liberty of individuals and the right of states to determine laws regarding same-sex marriage. In separate 5-4 votes, the Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA, was declared unconstitutional; and Proposition 8 from California was kicked back to the state as the Court determined that supporters of it did not have the right to appeal the decision that it was unconstitutional by the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.
As LGBT people around the country await the California Supreme Court ruling on the legality of Proposition 8, around 40 activists set foot on a five-day march from San Francisco to Sacramento to call for its repeal and to build solidarity with other communities.