Friday, October 06, 2006

CA: California appeals court rejects challenge to anti gay marriage law

In a 2-1 decision, a California appeals court rejected a challenge to a law that prohibits same-sex marriage in California.

The Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund has a major release at this link.

The case is Woo v. California.

From the release:

"In 2005, the California Legislature enacted AB 849, the Religious Freedom and Civil Marriage Protection Act sponsored by Equality California, which would have ensured equal treatment under the law by allowing same-sex couples to marry in California. Governor Schwarzenegger vetoed the bill."

Bob Egelk of the San Francisco Chronicle has an article on this, "Same sex marriag r ban upheld by court, Ruling says change can only come from voters or legislature," Oct 6, 2006, link here (subscription may be required).

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