The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has just ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional.
Proposition 8, which was approved by voter referendum in 2008, amended the California State Constitution to define marriage as between one man and one woman.
Upholding a decision made by a District court in San Francisco, the 9th Circuit Court's opinion was made on the basis that Prop 8 has no other purpose than discrimination based on sexual orientation.
What's Next: likely appeals to a full Circuit Court and then on to the Supreme Court
As the legal team for the plaintiffs stated in their press conference, "today is a monumental loss for those opposing same-sex marriage in this country", a step in the right direction for our country.