The ruling is in on California's huge trial against Prop 8, the referendum that passed last year banning same sex marriage. The judge has ruled the ban... unconstitutional!

CNN has confirmed the news and New York has a quote from the actual ruling. Crucial two sentences:

Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California constitution the notion that opposite sex couples are superior to same sex couples.

CNN is going to gay bars in San Francisco on TV right now, for reactions. (Update: No one was in the gay bars so they stopped. Lame empty gay bars!)

You can read the full decision here. The judge found it unconstitutional under both the due process and equal protection clauses. The ruling is expected to be appealed and could end up at the Supreme Court.

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