In the news recently, there has been more drama over Prop. 8, here in California. To put it briefly, Prop 8 is the proposed law which says "Gay marriage is legal in the state of California".
This was a big deal in 2008 general election, when the Gay Rights people managed to get Prop 8 on the state ballot. After all the votes were tallied, though, Prop 8 failed. The majority of people in the state voted against legalizing gay marriage.
The Gay Rights people responded by saying Prop 8 is completely unconstitutional, and it should never have been put on the ballot to begin with. I find this ironic, because this is coming from the people who put it on the ballot in the first place.
Well, for the past three years, Prop 8 has been bouncing around the courts like a pinball. Whenever one side wins in court, the other side appeals for a new court. Both sides refuse to give up fighting over this issue, and it probably won't be settled until it reaches the National Supreme Court.
The most recent piece of news is that a judge ruled in favor of gay marriage. This is not surprising, because the judge himself is openly gay and has had a boyfriend for several years. People have complained the ruling is unfair, because the judge had a personal interest in the matter. And by "complained", I mean "sued".
Another judge has come out and ruled that the gay judge was within his rights to rule on the case. Both rulings are being appealed. Also, there is a third appeal which is somehow involved, although the news sources didn't entirely explain this. Maybe someone is suing the appeals courts? I dunno. Anyway, that's the latest news on Prop 8. It's still being tried in multiple courts, and nobody seems to care that the state already voted on the issue.