Proposition 8 Stuns the LGBT Movement

The California Supreme Court rules in May that same-sex couples have the right to marry and by early November, 18,000 same-sex couples have married. However, in a shocking turn of events that November, California voters narrowly approve a same-sex marriage ban known as Proposition 8.

More losses come as voters in Arizona and Florida approve measures banning same-sex marriage, and Arkansas passes a measure barring same-sex couples from adopting or fostering children.

Despite these losses, the Connecticut Supreme Court rules in favor of marriage equality, resulting in the nation’s second marriage state.

And with a new federal administration, the Gill Foundation funds the National LGBTQ Task Force to identify opportunities for LGBT equality through federal regulatory change.