Strict Standards: Declaration of JParameter::loadSetupFile() should be compatible with JRegistry::loadSetupFile() in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/libraries/joomla/html/parameter.php on line 512

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/plugins/system/bigshotgoogleanalytics/bigshotgoogleanalytics.php on line 29

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/index.php on line 16

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50
California's Prop 8 overturned
Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/html/config.php on line 13

Strict Standards: Declaration of JCacheControllerView::get() should be compatible with JCacheController::get($id, $group = NULL) in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/libraries/joomla/cache/controller/view.php on line 137

Strict Standards: Non-static method comCedThumbnailsHelper::isJoomla15() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/plugins/content/relatedthumbarticles/relatedthumbarticles.php on line 30

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/config.php on line 11

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/classes/helper.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/classes/helper.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/classes/helper.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/classes/helper.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/classes/helper.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/classes/helper.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Only variables should be passed by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/warp.php on line 135

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/classes/helper.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 35

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 36

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/classes/helper.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/classes/helper.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/classes/helper.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/classes/helper.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/classes/helper.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/html/config.php on line 13

Out In The City

Print
05
Aug

California's Prop 8 overturned


Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/html/config.php on line 13
propeightdemoA US federal judge has abolished California’s infamous Proposition 8 – the legal ruling that prohibited same-sex marriage in the State. The voter-approved ban was implemented in November 2008, with those in favour of the ban outnumbering those against by 52% to 48%. However, after months of review, Chief Judge Vaughn R Walker ruled Prop 8 “unconstitutional” on 4 August, and in violation of the Fourteenth Amendment – which states that “no state shall […] deny to any person within its jurisdiction the equal protection of the laws”. 

Reflecting on the “archaic, shameful” race restrictions that marital partners were once subject to in most US states, Walker highlighted the absurdity that sexuality – another equally integral aspect of an individual’s identity – should be a barrier to their union with another person. 

In the district of San Francisco, elated gay rights activists and supporters gathered to celebrate when the news was announced, waving rainbow flags and carrying signs which read “We all deserve the freedom to marry” as they marched to the city hall.The ruling has attracted global attention, as it’s a decision that is expected to have far-reaching consequences. “What happens in this case won’t just affect the people of California, it will affect the country,” commented Theodore Olson, a former United States Solicitor General, “and what happens in the United States will affect the rest of the world.”The decision has also been welcomed by California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger, who said, “For the hundreds of thousands of Californians in gay and lesbian households who are managing their day-to-day lives, this decision affirms the full legal protections and safeguards I believe everyone deserves.”
Although the ruling now paves the way for the re-introduction of gay marriages in the State, it is expected that the decision will be challenged by backers of the ban, and if so, it is likely that the ultimate decision on the matter may be taken by the US Supreme Court.

Posted: 5 August 2010

Image © Karin Lau | Dreamstime.com

Share this post

Submit to DiggSubmit to FacebookSubmit to Google PlusSubmit to TwitterSubmit to LinkedIn

Add comment


Security code
Refresh


Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Get on the list!

Hey – sign up for the newsletter and be amongst the first to hear about special offers, exclusive content and premium events... you are free to unsubscribe at any time.

View Out in the City


Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/modules/mod_articles_latest_thumb/helper.php on line 126

Strict Standards: Non-static method comCedThumbnailsImageModelFactory::buildDefaultImageModel() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/components/com_cedthumbnails/helpers/imagedetector.php on line 30

Strict Standards: Non-static method comCedThumbnailsImageModelFactory::buildDefaultImageModel() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/components/com_cedthumbnails/helpers/imageresizer.php on line 34

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/modules/mod_articles_latest_thumb/helper.php on line 126

Strict Standards: Non-static method comCedThumbnailsImageModelFactory::buildDefaultImageModel() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/components/com_cedthumbnails/helpers/imagedetector.php on line 30

Strict Standards: Non-static method comCedThumbnailsImageModelFactory::buildDefaultImageModel() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/components/com_cedthumbnails/helpers/imageresizer.php on line 34

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/modules/mod_articles_latest_thumb/helper.php on line 126

Strict Standards: Non-static method comCedThumbnailsImageModelFactory::buildDefaultImageModel() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/components/com_cedthumbnails/helpers/imagedetector.php on line 30

Strict Standards: Non-static method comCedThumbnailsImageModelFactory::buildDefaultImageModel() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/components/com_cedthumbnails/helpers/imageresizer.php on line 34

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/modules/mod_articles_latest_thumb/helper.php on line 126

Strict Standards: Non-static method comCedThumbnailsImageModelFactory::buildDefaultImageModel() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/components/com_cedthumbnails/helpers/imagedetector.php on line 30

Strict Standards: Non-static method comCedThumbnailsImageModelFactory::buildDefaultImageModel() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/components/com_cedthumbnails/helpers/imageresizer.php on line 34

Warning: Creating default object from empty value in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/modules/mod_articles_latest_thumb/helper.php on line 126

Strict Standards: Non-static method comCedThumbnailsImageModelFactory::buildDefaultImageModel() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/components/com_cedthumbnails/helpers/imagedetector.php on line 30

Strict Standards: Non-static method comCedThumbnailsImageModelFactory::buildDefaultImageModel() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/components/com_cedthumbnails/helpers/imageresizer.php on line 34

Strict Standards: Non-static method modArticlesLatestHelper::addStyleSheet() should not be called statically in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/modules/mod_articles_latest_thumb/mod_articles_latest_thumb.php on line 31

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/modules/mod_articles_latest_thumb/helper.php on line 149

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/html/config.php on line 13
Out-Dating-Banner

Strict Standards: Non-static method Warp::getInstance() should not be called statically in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/html/config.php on line 13
Out-app-banner

Strict Standards: Non-static method JSite::getMenu() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/menus/pre.php on line 33

Strict Standards: Non-static method JApplication::getMenu() should not be called statically, assuming $this from incompatible context in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/includes/application.php on line 539

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/menus/default.php on line 45

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/menus/default.php on line 90

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/menus/default.php on line 45

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/menus/default.php on line 90

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/menus/default.php on line 45

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/menus/default.php on line 90

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/menus/default.php on line 45

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/menus/default.php on line 90

Out in London


Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50

Strict Standards: Only variables should be assigned by reference in /home/outmagco/public_html/site/templates/yoo_corona/warp/systems/joomla/helpers/modules.php on line 50