Prop. 8 Upheld

California's Supreme Court today upheld Proposition 8, the state's constitutional ban on gay marriage. This marks a setback for gay rights activists following a string of victories this year: Iowa and Vermont both legalized gay marriage, a gay marriage legalization bill has garnered some national attention in New York, and New Hampshire's legislature is currently working out a gay marriage policy with the state's governor.

It appears the next step for Prop 8 opponents will be a ballot initiative to repeal the ban in the next election cycle: Lambda Legal lawyer Jennifer Pizer tells The Washington Post that the groups involved in the issue favor that course.

Presented by

Chris Good is a political reporter for ABC News. He was previously an associate editor at The Atlantic and a reporter for The Hill.

The Best 71-Second Animation You'll Watch Today

A rock monster tries to save a village from destruction.

Join the Discussion

After you comment, click Post. If you’re not already logged in you will be asked to log in or register.

blog comments powered by Disqus

Video

The Best 71-Second Animation You'll Watch Today

A rock monster tries to save a village from destruction.

Video

The Case for Napping at Work

Most Americans don't get enough sleep. More and more employers are trying to help address that.

Video

A Four-Dimensional Tour of Boston

In this groundbreaking video, time moves at multiple speeds within a single frame.

Video

Who Made Pop Music So Repetitive? You Did.

If pop music is too homogenous, that's because listeners want it that way.

Video

Stunning GoPro Footage of a Wildfire

In the field with America’s elite Native American firefighting crew

More in Politics

Just In