Big news from the California Supreme Court today.
For some time, they have had laws that have allowed for legal status of a same-sex couple to have the same benefits as married couples. But being defined as a "domestic partnership" is just not the same as being a legally married couple.
Today, the voter-approved ban (in 2000) on gay marriage was overturned as the California Supreme Court ruled that the "right to form a family relationship" should be available to all, regardless of sexual orientation.
I am pleased with this overturning rule, and my hope is that we will see this ruling followed in the future by other courts.