Prop 8 Dead, Supreme Court Declines To Review, Meaning California Court Ruling Voiding It Stands, Marriages Resume

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    Jun 26, 2013 2:35 PM GMT
    It appears same-sex marriages may resume in California. Early reports seem to indicate the Court said the plaintiffs who supported Prop 8 had no standing to appeal the District Court ruling.

    EDIT: See update news report below
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    Jun 26, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
    On proposition 8, the court avoided making a sweeping decision on the constitutionality of gay marriage restrictions, but dismissed the case by saying that the parties defending proposition 8 did not have the right to appeal the lower court's ruling.

    The case concerned a challenge to the controversial California ballot initiative passed in 2008 that defines marriage as between one man and one woman.

    Because California officials declined to defend the law in Court, lawyers for the original sponsors of the initiative--a group called Protectmarriage.com--stepped in to do so. Lawyer Charles J. Cooper argued that Californians who voted in favor of Prop 8 opted "in good faith" to preserve the traditional definition of marriage because they believe it continues to meaningfully serve important societal interests.

    Chief Justice John Roberts read the court's opinion dismissing the Proposition 8 case on the basis that the "petitioners did not have standing to appeal the District Court's order."


    http://abcnews.go.com/Politics/supreme-court-rules-gay-marriage-cases/story?id=19492896#.UcsBURby9UQ
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    Jun 26, 2013 3:00 PM GMT
    Congratulations!

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    Jun 26, 2013 3:12 PM GMT
    Upper_Cdn saidCongratulations!

    Thanks! Maybe we'll catch up with Canada yet! icon_biggrin.gif