Imperial County and Proposition 8

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  • Proposition 8 passes in California

    The passing of Proposition 8 in California eliminated the right of same-sex couples to marry by initiating a constitutional ammendment. More than 69 percent of Imperial County voted to approve the ammendment.
  • California Supreme Court upholds Prop. 8

    After opponents of Proposition 8 sued to overturn it the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8 in a 6-1 vote, but ruled those marriages carried out before the prohibition were valid.
  • Board of Supes votes to intervene in federal lawsuit

    The Imperial County Board of Supervisors voted to intervene in a federal court case regarding the constitutionality of Proposition 8. If their motion to intervene is approved the county would have the right to appeal the case after a verdict is handed down. The county is being represented for free by Advocates for Faith and Freedom.
    For full story: Imperial County joins federal suit to uphold Proposition 8
  • Federal Trial determining constitutionality of Prop. 8 begins

    Trial determining the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which prohibits same-sex couples from marrying, begins in a federal court.
  • Federal judge hears Imperial County's motion to intervene

    Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker hears Imperial County's motion to intervene in the lawsuit. The plaintiffs have said Imperial County does not have significant interest in the case and filed its intervention motion too late. For full story: Judge considers Imperial County's Prop. 8 lawsuit intervention request
  • Trial portion of federal lawsuit ends

    Trial portion of federal lawsuit determining the constitutionality of Prop. 8 ends. For full story: Imperial County's Proposition 8 intervention still undecided
  • Closing arguments begin in federal trial

    Closing arguments begin in federal case about the constitutionality of Proposition 8, which bans same-sex couples from marrying. For full story: Proposition 8 lawsuit enters closing argument stage; Imperial County intervention request not decided