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Tonight’s Campus Question
Today the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals upheld the federal trial court ruling that California Proposition 8 served no legitimate government interest and thus violated the Fourteenth Amendment’s Equal Protection Clause. While this was a narrow ruling that applied only to the facts of Prop 8, the Washington Post‘s Greg Sargent argues that narrowness may help President Obama. The ruling is clearly good news for California LGBTs. Do you think it will also have broader political and legal impact?