Is same sex marriage legal in California? On this page, we provide you with a history from 2008 when it was not lawful to 2015 when it became legal.
See California Marriage Law and Developments in SameSex Marriage Law for more information. Original Court Ruling and Proposition 8 In June 2006, the California Supreme Court ruled that the ban on samesex marriage was unconstitutional on the basis of equal protection in In re Marriage Cases.
Jun 26, 2015 Analysis. Putting itself back in the forefront of the gay rights revolution, the Supreme Court ruled by the narrowest margin on Friday that samesex couples across the nation have an equal right to marry. The fivetofour decision was based firmly on the Constitution, and thus could be undone only by a formal amendment to the basic document, or a change of mind by a future Supreme Court.