The S.F. Supreme, the state’s highest court, ruled Thursday that a law passed last year banning same-sex marriage is unconstitutional.
The court ruled that the law was not supported by the state Constitution and violated the First Amendment’s guarantee of freedom of speech.
The ruling came in a case brought by gay couple Michael and Jason Lichtman.
The state Legislature passed the law in 2015 after an outcry from gay couples, including the Lichtmans, who said it was discriminatory and discriminatory because it required gay couples to pay more taxes.
The law is still on the books, though same-seal marriages have become legal in California.