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San Diegans React To Prop 8 Ruling

— San Diegans had strong reactions, both pro and con, to a federal judge's ruling that Prop 8 was unconstitutional.

Approximately 250 marchers gathered on University Avenue in Hillcrest to celebrate the repeal of Proposition 8 on August 4, 2010.
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Above: Approximately 250 marchers gathered on University Avenue in Hillcrest to celebrate the repeal of Proposition 8 on August 4, 2010.

A woman held up her sign in celebration of the repeal of Proposition 8 at a rally in Hillcrest on August 4, 2010.
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Above: A woman held up her sign in celebration of the repeal of Proposition 8 at a rally in Hillcrest on August 4, 2010.

Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that banning same sex marriages violates the rights of gay and lesbian people to due process and equal protection.

That finding was praised by the leaders of San Diego's LGBT Community Center. The center's executive director Dolores Jacobs called today a great day for Americans who believe in equal treatment and due process.

Pastor Jim Garlow of the La Mesa's Skyline Church, however, said the judge's ruling violated the rights of Americans.

"The violation of due process is that the will of the majority of Californians has been trampled not once but now twice," he said. "And this is a very sad day for the whole notion of the consent of the governed."

Judge Walker's decision is expected to be appealed. The U.S. Supreme Court may have the final judgment over the fate of Proposition 8.

Read the ruling here.

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Avatar for user 'aslanspal'

aslanspal | August 4, 2010 at 8:11 p.m. ― 4 years, 1 month ago

Jim Garlow is a dominist..he did a bat sh*t crazy video on You Tube about the 7 mountains he wants to go back to the age of Calvin where people measure skirts and houses must be painted all the same color.

He has told his congregation to listen to Glenn Beck a Mormon with his knowledge according to Jim's beliefs Glenn Beck will have his flesh burned off in hell over and over.

Jim this about protecting a strict minority , i admonish you for it is written

"If you have mercy , i will have mercy on you" quit oppressing Gods children Jim.

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marcus113 | August 4, 2010 at 9:53 p.m. ― 4 years, 1 month ago

The judge violated the populist views but America was not created for populists and the pastor better take notes.

America was founded by people trying to escape persecution. They did not come here to spread religion. They left their homes and risked their families lives to find a better life without being told what to do, in most occasions, by the church. If they only wanted religion they could have stayed where they were.

The American way is to believe in the separation of church and state. Just because religions have perverted our country through populism doesnt mean the judge betrayed the people. As a matter of fact, the judge needs to be praised for not bowing down to populist pressure.

And here is another thing religious folks need to chew on. There is a huge movement of people who believe that religion begets evil due to ignorance and self proclaimed faith. Every time you believe blindly through faith, you spit in the creators face who gave you tools that can look past emotion and animal instinct. Leave the gays alone and celebrate your marriages outside of the law. No one is forcing you do anything inside your own church.

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