Proposition 8 was challenged in earlybut the California Supreme Court upheld the law in May In Novembervoters in Maine approved a ballot measure legalizing same-sex marriage. No more marriage licenses will be issued to same-sex couples". Lawyers for the coalition of religious conservative groups that sponsored the measure said they had not yet decided which course of action they will take. Archived from the original on November 16,
Bay Area demonstrations condemn Prop.
2008 California Proposition 8
State legislatures, voters and more recently the courts have made sweeping changes over the past two decades in laws defining whether marriage is limited to relationships between a man and a woman or is extended to same-sex couples. Brad Pitt and Steven Spielberg each donated different amounts of money to the opposition campaign "No on 8". Archived from the original on December 8, It ruled that the restriction violated equal protection and due process for married same-sex couples. In Octoberthe Connecticut Supreme Court ruled that a ban against same-sex marriage was in violation of the equal protection clause in the state constitution.
In June opponents gathered enough signatures to put the issue on the ballot in November. Retrieved November 6, Fresno-area supporters of gay marriage were also harassed; "No On 8" signs at the Clovis Unitarian Universalist Church were torn up, with Reverend Bryan Jessup alleging that his church experienced vandalism "every night". The Maine Legislature passed and Governor Baldacci signed legislation in May allowing same sex marriage. Archived from the original on August 24, Mayoral elections M N General elections City Attorney elections Board of Supervisors elections