The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has just ruled that California’s ban on same-sex marriage, under the law Proposition 8, is unconstitutional. Judge Stephen Reinhardt wrote in the court’s 2-1 decision that: “Although the Constitution permits communities to enact most laws they believe to be desirable, it requires that there be at least a legitimate reason for the passage of a law that treats different people differently. There was no such reason that Proposition 8 could have been enacted. All that Proposition 8 accomplished was to take away from same sex-couples the right to be granted marriage licenses and thus legally to use the designation ‘marriage.’ Proposition 8 serves no purpose, and has no effect, other than to lessen the status and human…