Decision: June 26, 2013
California has a messy history of changing its opinion on gay marriage.
The case In Re Marriage Cases in 2008 determined that state laws barring gay marriage violated the state constitution. Marriage!
Then prop 8 happened. No marriage!
Then a case called Strauss v. Horton happened.
It said that prop 8 was constitutional, but the marriages that happened before it went into effect were still valid. Marriage…ish!
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.
Ruling on that lawsuit, the district court overturned prop 8. Marriage!
An appellate court agreed. Marriage!
SCOTUS ruled that there was no standing for the appeal from the district court. Marriage!