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Wed, Aug 4, 2010 5:25 PM EDT

A California judge just overturned Prop 8, the state's controversial ban of same-sex marriages. The queer blogosphere is already rejoicing -- albeit catiously: From Rod McCullom, who writes at [Rod 2.0:](http://rodonline.typepad.com/rodonline/2010/08/federal-judge-rules-propo...) > In an historic victory for LGBT rights, Chief United States District Judge Vaughn Walker has [overturned](http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE6735XI20100804) Proposition 8, the voter-approved measure banning same-sex marriage in California. The judge ruled the law is unconstitutional under the due-process and equal-protection clauses "because it denies ... fundamental rights without a legit reason. Prop 8 supporters have reportedly already filed a[ preemptive stay ](http://www.mercurynews.com/ci_15675498?source=most_viewed)of today's ruling, which is almost certain to be appealed and go to the Supreme Court. Stay tuned for more reactions and analysis.