Todd Solomon assessed in Echelon Magazine on June 6 the effect of the California Supreme Court decision upholding the Proposition 8 ban on gay marriage in California. The Court unanimously ruled that such marriages already performed were valid under California law, and Mr. Solomon wrote that, "In deciding so, the Court concluded that there was insufficient evidence that voters intended for Proposition 8 to have a retroactive effect." He also noted that, "Despite the significant loss of the right to marry, same-sex couples in California can still obtain the same legal rights and protections as spouses by entering into domestic partnerships. California enacted a domestic partnership law in 1999; this law remained in effect throughout the short-lived legalization of same-sex marriage." To view the entire article click here.