CA gay marriage ban headed to US Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sponsors of California

AP

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - The sponsors of California's same-sex
marriage ban plan to ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review a
landmark appellate court ruling that struck down the law as
unconstitutional.
Alliance Defense Fund lawyer Brian Raum said Tuesday that
Proposition 8's backers "absolutely" would take the case to the
high court now that it has run its course at the San
Francisco-based 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.
The move follows a federal appeals court's refusal to revisit a
decision by two of its member judges declaring the voter-approved
ban to be a violation of the civil rights of gays and lesbians in
California.
Raum says he does not know if the Proposition 8 defense team
will take the entire 90 days they have to petition the Supreme
Court.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)


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