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""They haven't done anything but kick the can down the road, and they've done nothing to help unemployment over there...."
By Jim Roope, CNN
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Los Angeles (CNN) - This week the United States Supreme Court will hear arguments over the constitutionality of California’s ban on same-sex marriage; otherwise known as Proposition 8.
Robin Tyler and her wife Diane Olson became the first same-sex couple in California to legally marry there. Tyler calls Prop 8 the shot heard ‘round the world:
[0:31] “Because for the first time in American history they took people out of a Constitution.”
It all started with the passage of law in California in 2000 that restricted marriage only to opposite-sex couples. But in 2004, then San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom, citing the equal protection clause of the U-S Constitution, ignored the new law and began marrying same-sex couples on Valentine’s Day:
[1:59] “I wanna stop discrimination," Newsom said at the time. FULL POST