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With the recent Advocate story about GLBT of Victoria holding a gay pride celebration this Saturday blowing up the discussion forums, I thought I'd pass along this story from the Los Angeles Times.

The Calif. Supreme Court ruled 4-3 today that same-sex couples should be permitted to get married and stating that state marriage laws are discriminatory. The ruling affects more than 100,000 same sex couples in the state, about a fourth of which have children, the article said.

However, the article also states:

"The state high court's 4-3 ruling was unlikely to end the debate over gay matrimony in California. A group has circulated petitions for a November ballot initiative that would amend the state Constitution to block same-sex marriage, while the Legislature has twice passed bills to authorize gay marriage. Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger vetoed both."

So far, 27 states have passed constitutional amendments banning gay marriage. Before today, only Massechusetts top court has ruled in favor of permitting gay marriages.