Reaction to Prop. 8 ruling  

(KTSF by Hellas Leung)

“Happy Valentine’s Day,” shouted people who gathered outside a San Francisco courtroom waiting for a ruling on Prop. 8.

The three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled that Prop. was unconstitutional.

People opposed to the proposition said it’s the best Valentine’s Day gift for them.

Former San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom was recognized by those against the proposition.

“I think we owe gratitude to all that began in this building eight years ago,” said Dennis Herrera, San Francisco City Attorney. “And we put a human face on marriage discrimination.”

Opposers of Prop. 8 said the proposition makes gay families inferior to those of different-sex couples.

However, Bill Tam, who introduced Prop. 8, said the relationship between same sex is different from opposite sex.

“You just call the orange an apple, ” Tam said, when two kinds of relationships are called “marriages.”

The judges ruled that the proposition is unconstitutional.  But Tam said the constitution has never mentioned marriage.

Moreover, Tam says Prop. 8, which was approved by voters in 2008, has already defined a “marriage” is between a man and a woman.


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