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Prop 8

The latest news about Proposition 8, often shortened to Prop 8, the controversial 2008 state constitutional amendment and ballot proposition that banned marriage equality in California. Comprised of two sections, the proposition, also called the California Marriage Protection Act, stipulated: Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California. Prop 8 was overturned in August 2013 by the U.S. Supreme Court, which restored same-sex marriage to California. We stay on top of developments so that you can stay informed about this issue.

Prop 8’s Sandy Stier & Kris Perry Mark 10 Years of Marriage

Vice President Kamala Harris paid tribute to Sandy Stier and Kris Perry during a Pride reception at the vice president’s residence.

Proposed Amendment Would Officially End Prop. 8

Despite being overturned, the proposition’s hateful language remains in the California Constitution.

Prop. 8 Trial Tapes Will Be Available for Public Viewing

The U.S. Supreme Court has opened the path for video of the historic marriage equality trial to be released.

Lessons from Prop. 8, 10 Years On

When the nation's largest and most liberal state banned marriage equality, we were devastated. Sound familiar?

Anti-Prop. 8 Attorney Ted Olson Turns Down Chance to Join Trump's Legal Team

The conservative lawyer who won the case against Prop. 8 won't defend Trump in Russia investigation. 

Op-ed: Porn and Condoms and Prop. 8

How California's marriage equality case can (and should) sink L.A.'s 'condoms in porn' law.

Supreme Court Rejects NOM -- Again

The court let stand a ruling that the names of Proposition 8's financial backers must remain public record.

Former 'Ex-Gay' Activist Wouldn't Date an 'Ex-Gay' Man

Even when she was a popular talking head for the movement that claims homosexuality can be 'cured' by prayer, Yvette Cantu Schneider didn't really trust that anyone, including herself, could be 'ex-gay.'

California: Gov. Appoints Gay Judges To Bench

Therese M. Stewart and James M. Humes are making history in California's judicial system.

PHOTOS: The Prop. 8 Wedding Five Years in the Making

After a five-year fight to secure the freedom to marry the person they love, Prop. 8 plaintiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo exchanged vows before friends, family, and celebrities at the Beverly Hilton Hotel Saturday.

Op-ed: Keep Saying 'I Do' After the Altar

A year after its overturning, Prop. 8 plaintiffs and husbands Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami reflect on the progress of marriage equality.

How Conservative Lawyer Ted Olson Joined Prop. 8 Fight

In their new book recounting their experience fighting Proposition 8, Ted Olson and David Boies, two polar opposite attorneys, explain how they even got paired up to begin with.

WATCH: Prop. 8 Plaintiffs on the Momentum of Equality

Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami talk about the forces behind pro-marriage equality rulings and discuss the new documentary on their court victory, The Case Against 8.

WATCH: Author Defends Controversial Marriage Equality Book

Bringing the fight to federal court, as happened in the Proposition 8 case, 'was absolutely a revolutionary step to take,' Jo Becker tells MSNBC host Ronan Farrow.

Prop. 8 Defense Attorney 'Evolves' on Marriage

Charles Cooper, the lawyer who unsuccessfully argued that California's same-sex marriage ban was constitutional, now supports marriage equality and is helping plan his stepdaughter's wedding to another woman.

Homophobes Drop Mozilla's Firefox in Protest

A staggering 86 percent of the comments on Mozilla's Firefox Input feedback forum are negative, citing Brendan Eich's ouster as CEO as proof that the progressive company is intolerant.

Op-ed: NOM Can’t Shut Me Down

Political adviser and activist Fred Karger is the thorn in NOM's side, and he doesn't care if the group doesn't like it.

Out100: Prop. 8 Victors Photo