Proposition 8 Overturned!

All eyes are on California today in the wake of a federal judge’s ruling against the state constitutional amendment approved by California voters two year ago that took away the right to marry the state’s same-sex couples. The forcefully worded ruling is a great cause for victory, but couples in the state can’t get married yet. The issue is likely headed to the U.S. Supreme Court, where the ruling is uncertain.

What this will mean for Californians, much less those of us in other states, is far from clear. But it is clear that now is not the time to wait for the Supreme Court to take care of things. We must continue our struggle both for the passage of a civil unions bill in Illinois and the ongoing work of changing hearts and minds.

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