Proposition 8 Timeline: A History Of California's Gay Marriage Ban And Its Legal Challenges

In a 5-4 decision Wednesday, the Supreme Court ruled against the backers of California's Proposition 8 gay marriage ban.

With the court's ruling, gay marriage is once again officially legal in California. The majority opinion returns the ruling on the issue back to a 2010 U.S. District Court decision, which is only applicable in the state. While many questions remain about the broader constitutional issue concerning the right of gay and lesbian couples to get married, June 26 will be remembered as the day California's gay marriage ban died.

Take a look at the history of Proposition 8 below:

Proposition 8 Timeline