In faction. Thereafter in 2013, the Ninth Circuit

In 2008 the voters of the State of California passed Proposition 8,
abolishing the ability (and legality) of couples of the same-sex to marry. One
year later, the Supreme Court of the State of California voted to uphold
Proposition 8 stating that it was legal to dismiss minorities from the equal
protection clause. After many legal challenges, the Supreme Court of the State
of California agreed to hear the case, with their verdict allowing for the constitutional
ability to exclude factions from the equal protection clause. This created uproar
as the equal protection clause is meant to protect minority factions from the
determination of the majority faction. Thereafter in 2013, the Ninth Circuit
Court of Appeals overturned the Supreme Court of California’s ruling. This made
same-sex marriage legal in the state of California. In the year 2015, the
Supreme Court of the United States ruled in the case of Obergefell
v. Hodges that under the precepts
of the fourteenth amendment, same-sex couples couldn’t be discriminated against
when they apply for marriage licenses. The Supreme Court of the United States also
found that the equal protection clause and the due process clause prohibited
exclusions against minority factions. This would have rendered Proposition 8
illegal had the Ninth Circuit not overturned the lower court’s ruling.