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Old June 28th, 2013 (1:26 PM). Edited June 28th, 2013 by Kanzler.
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Prop 8 was defeated because the State of California refused to defend it when sued, and the court found that petitioners in favour of Prop 8 are not allowed to appeal on California's behalf, and so it will be lifted shortly because there may be another rehearing.

I hate to double post, but I found this on reddit and thought it was worth sharing and bumping. Apparently the following email was sent to American military personnel:

Secretary of Defense Statement:
"The Department of Defense welcomes the Supreme Court's decision today on the Defense of Marriage Act. The Department will immediately begin the process of implementing the Supreme Court's decision in consultation with the Department of Justice and other executive branch agencies. The Department of Defense intends to make the same benefits available to all military spouses - regardless of sexual orientation - as soon as possible. That is now the law, and it is the right thing to do.
"Every person who serves our nation in uniform stepped forward with courage and commitment. All that matters is their patriotism, their willingness to serve their country and their qualifications to do so. Today's ruling helps ensure that all men and women who serve this country can be treated fairly and equally, with the full dignity and respect they so richly deserve."
Pretty cool no? Not the most expected eh?