Thursday, 25 August 2011

Perry, Prop 8 and "Social Progress"

There's been much written about the Perry case - the California case that was successful in finding that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. Proposition 8 was passed back in 2008 through a kind of public petition and defined marriage as between a man and woman. This meant that California's marriage laws were suddenly prohibited and marriages came to a stop. The Perry case has been an attempt to rule that such a measure was unconstitutional. If you earch this blog, you'll find various posts about related events, videos of the trial re-constructed and more.

Today, the Bay Area Reporter (the San Francisco based gay weekly free newspaper) carries an interview with Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier, the lesbian couple at the centre of the case. It's a really interesting insight into the impact the case has had on their lives. Read it in full here.

The case is currently before a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals and is expected to reach the U.S. Supreme Court by late 2012 or early 2013.

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