Cheers heard on the live feed outside the SF courthouse.

New York Times has tweeted confirmation.

Vaughn Walker rules: “Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license.”

“The state does not have an interest in enforcing private moral or religious beliefs without an accompanying secular purpose.”

Ruling enjoins enforcement of California’s Proposition 8.

One note: this adds a new twist to the CA election in November. If the GOP takes over the Governor or AG seats, the state could jump in with its resources on the appeal.

More soon. . .

UPDATE: FDL redefines TEAM COVERAGE:

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David Dayen

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Here is the ruling: Prop 8 Ruling FINAL