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May 26, 2009

As expected, California high court upholds Prop 8 but says existing marriages can stand

The court upheld Prop 8 by a 6-1 vote, but was unanimous in deciding to keep intact the marriages of as many as 18,000 gay couples who had exchanged vows before last November's election, reports the Los Angeles Times. The decision does not alter the court's previous holding that sexual orientation discrimination must be analyzed under strict scrutiny. 

The full text of the decision is available at this link.

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