Important California Supreme Court Lesbian, Gay, Bi, and Transgender (LGBT), Gay Marriage & Domestic Partner Rights Decisions
Perry v. Schwarzenegger - Prop 8 is Ruled Unconstitutional- Proposition 8, a law prohibiting same sex couple from enjoying the same right to marry as heterosexual couples, is unlawful, and unconstitutional, says an Opinion by U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker.
In re Marriage Cases - To the extent the current California statutory provisions limit marriage to opposite-sex couples, these statutes are unconstitutional.
Koebke v. Bernardo Heights Country Club - Lesbian couple who are registered domestic partners, may properly sue for marital status discrimination under Civil Code section 51 (Unruh Civil Rights Act), defendant country club, to which one of them belongs, for club's refusal to extend to them certain benefits it extends to married members of the club.
Strauss v. Horton - Gay Marriage, Proposition 8 (Prop 8) - Decision upholding proposition 8 and declaring valid all marriages performed before Proposition 8 enacted, with extensive dissent by Justice Chin.
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