Full Text of Prop 8 Ruling
Prop 8 Ruling: Full Text of Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals Ruling
On February 7, 2012, San Francisco's Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals struck down Prop 8, ruling it unconstitutional. The key quote from the Prop 8 ruling would be, “Proposition 8 served no purpose, and had no effect, other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California."
You can read the full text of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals' decision below. Judges Stephen Reinhardt, Michael Hawkins ruled that Prop 8 was unconstitutional, and N. Randy Smith dissented; the opinion was written by Stephen Reinhardt.