Hollingsworth v. Perry

Decision: June 26, 2013

California has a messy history of changing its opinion on gay marriage.

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The case In Re Marriage Cases in 2008 determined that state laws barring gay marriage violated the state constitution. Marriage!

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Then prop 8 happened. No marriage!

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Then a case called Strauss v. Horton happened.

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It said that prop 8 was constitutional, but the marriages that happened before it went into effect were still valid. Marriage…ish!

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These dudes throwing shade are Kristin Perry and Sandra Stier. They wanted to get married, but were denied a license because they’re both women. They sued.

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Ruling on that lawsuit, the district court overturned prop 8. Marriage!

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An appellate court agreed. Marriage!

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SCOTUS ruled that there was no standing for the appeal from the district court. Marriage!