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Court Rules Against Calif. Gay Marriage Ban

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Same-sex couple Jeff Tabaco, left, and Thom Watson kiss as they hold paperwork for a marriage license Aug. 12, 2010, in San Francisco. (Getty Images)

Same-sex couple Jeff Tabaco, left, and Thom Watson kiss as they hold paperwork for a marriage license Aug. 12, 2010, in San Francisco. (Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (WWJ) – A federal appeals court in California says the state’s ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional.

Denise Brogan-Kator of “Equality Michigan” is applauding the news.

“I think that anything that brings awareness of how Michigan and other states single out a group of Americans to discriminate against (unfairly) is always good,” said Brogan-Kator.

Brogan-Kator said Michigan couples who were legally married in California will now have their marriages officially recognized in that state.

Will gay marriage ever be recognized in Michigan?

Brogan-Kator said the current political climate in Lansing would probably not be receptive to a challenge of Proposal 2, however said believes that if the California case makes it to the U.S. Supreme Court, justices will likely uphold the ruling.

More on this story from CBS Los Angeles

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