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Opponents of Prop. 8 rally outside San Francisco's City Hall after a judge ruled against the state's same-sex marriage ban on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Ellen Pontac, left, and Shelly Bailes share their joy outside the Philip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Ellen Pontac laughs as Spencer Jones, center, and Tyler Barrick embrace outside the Philip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Prop. 8 supporters and protesters gather outside the Philip Burton Federal Building in San Francisco after the ruling.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Opponents of Prop. 8 rally outside San Francisco City Hall after the ruling is announced.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Opponents of Prop. 8 march to City Hall for a rally after a judge in San Francisco overturned the state ban on same-sex marriage.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times

Hala Dillsi shows her support during a rally in West Hollywood celebrating the decision of U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker to overturn Proposition 8, lifting the ban on same-sex marriage in California.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

Celebration erupts during a rally in West Hollywood after the decision by Judge Vaughn R. Walker is announced.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Mariah Tauger / Los Angeles Times

Engaged couple Katie Jacobson, 25, left, and Andrea Lambert 33, both of Los Angeles, celebrate the ruling.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Bobby Trendy wears wedding dress as he celebrates the ruling in West Hollywood on Wednesday.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Brian van der Brug / Los Angeles Times

Darren Shippen, left, and Anthony Martinez hug as they celebrate at Sasscer Park in Santa Ana.

PHOTOGRAPH BY: Francine Orr / Los Angeles Times

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Proposition 8 declared unconstitutional

A federal judge declared California’s ban on same-sex marriage unconstitutional Wednesday, saying that no legitimate state interest justified treating gay and lesbian couples differently from others and that “moral disapproval” was not enough to save the voter-passed Proposition 8. These are images of the reaction to the decision, captured by Times photographers in San Francisco and West Hollywood.

2 Comments

  1. October 8, 2010, 11:09 am

    Prop 8 was a simple mistake by the voters. They were hoodwinked by the Mormon Church into believing gay marriage is a threat to their own marriages.

    By: bergmandesig
  2. February 10, 2014, 10:32 pm

    We are now an oligarchy governed by the courts. Jefferson and Washington both warned that if this happened it would be the job of congress to rein them in, but that's not going to happen in the Marxist dominated government. Lust now reigns supreme over common sense creating an epidemic of mental illness, the proliferation of pornography, rampant sex trafficking, gender identity confusion, the increase in homosexuality, the deterioration of marriage, the increase of single parent households, and the increase in AIDS and other new sexually transmitted diseases. 1 out of every 5 adults now takes psychiatric medication. Johnny can't read and daddy doesn't know the difference.

    By: otaycec@att.net

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