The change in California marriage laws is due to the 5/15/08 California Supreme Court ruling that "the right to marry in California extends equally to all, gay and straight alike."
Source: Bob Egelko, "State's top court strikes down marriage ban", SFGate.com, 5/16/08.
In November 2008, California voters will be asked to vote on an amendment to ban same-sex marriage.
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