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Mar. 14, 2005 – Judge Rules California Same-Sex Marriage Ban Is Unconstitutional

“A judge ruled today [Mar. 14, 2005] that California can no longer justify limiting marriage to a man and a woman, a legal milestone that if upheld on appeal would pave the way for the nation’s most populous state to follow Massachusetts in allowing same-sex couples to wed…

‘The state’s protracted denial of equal protection cannot be justified simply because such constitutional violation has become traditional,’ Kramer wrote.”