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Monday, December 3, 2012

Proposition 8: Supreme Court Takes No Action on Gay Marriage

Posted By on Mon, Dec 3, 2012 at 7:53 AM


The LGBT community was left unresolved this morning when the Supreme Court didn't take any action on Proposition 8, California's ban on gay marriage.

Since last week, San Francisco has been anxiously awaiting the court's decision on whether it will hear the Prop 8. appeal. But today, the court took no action -- again -- on Prop 8. as well as several other cases concerning the federal Defense of Marriage Act.

The court could take up the issue on Friday, when the

justices hold their final conference of the year to consider pending appeals.

See also: A More Perfect Union: Prop. 8 May Lead to Gay Marriage Rights

In February, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Prop. 8

unconstitutional because it "serves no purpose, and has no effect, other

than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in

California and to officially reclassify their relationship and families

as inferior to those of opposite-sex couples."

Prop. 8 supporters appealed to the Supreme Court, keeping gay marriage in limbo in California. The state has put gay marriage on hold until the Supreme Court decides whether or not to hear

the case.

Stay tuned.

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Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert

Erin Sherbert was the Online News Editor for SF Weekly from 2010 to 2015. She's a Texas native and has a closet full of cowboy boots to prove it.


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