Where is ‘Perry v. Brown’ (Prop 8 Trial) at Now?
If you’re following the trial of California’s Proposition 8 (“Eliminates the Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry”) which was enacted via referendum in 2008, heres the summary of what’s happened in the 9th Circuit US Court of Appeals:
Tried at District LevelRuled Unconstitutional under the 14th Amendement (May 2009-August 4th, 2010) Appealed Tried by 9th Circuit Panel of 3 JudgesUpheld District Court’s ruling 2-1, ruling narrowed only to California’s specific case. (February 7, 2012) Appealed to En Banc Court of the 9th Circuit JudgesAppeal denied by 9th Circuit (June 5, 2012)
- Appeal for certiorari (Review) by Supreme Court of the United States - PENDING, to be accepted or denied later this fall