This week has contained both strides forward as well as backward for members of the LGBT community.
On Tuesday, Proposition 8, a ballot proposition in California that passed in November 2008, which stated, "Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California," was ruled unconstitutional by a Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals panel.
On Wednesday night, Washington state lawmakers approved same sex marriage. This decision will make Washington the seventh state to allow same sex marriage. The District of Columbia also allows same sex marriage.
In Iowa, Gov. Terry Branstad's administration stated on Monday that it would be appealing a Polk County District Court ruling. The ruling required state health officials to grant a birth certificate containing the names of both members of a same sex couple to be listed as legal parents to a 2-year-old girl.
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