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|Gay Calif. lawmakers introduce Prop 8 repeal
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On Valentine's Day, two gay California lawmakers introduced a constitutional amendment to repeal Prop 8the state's same-sex marriage ban that remains on the books despite being ruled unconstitutional years ago, according to The Bay Area Reporter.
Equality California announced Feb. 14 that Assemblymember Evan Low (D-San Jose) and state Sen. Scott Wiener (D-San Francisco) have introduced Assembly Constitutional Amendment 5, or ACA 5. The aim of the amendment is to protect same-sex marriage with plans to remove Prop 8's biased language from the state's constitution.
Prop 8, which voters narrowly passed in 2008, was later ruled unconstitutional by a federal court, which an appeals court upheld. In 2013, the U.S. Supreme Court decided that the ruling against Prop 8 could go into effect, which resulted in same-sex marriage becoming legal in California two years before the high court's Obergefell v. Hodges decision did the same thing nationwide.
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