Tobin Grant, writing for Christianity Today, provides an update of the status of California’s controversial Proposition 8, which passed in November 2008, banning future same-sex marriage in CA and invalidating the ~18,000 same-sex marriages that occurred in the months between the May 2008 CA supreme court ruling (allowing same-sex marriage) and passage of the proposition (disallowing it). The opening:
In February, a panel of three judges from the Ninth Circuit ruled that California’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. Proponents of Proposition 8 then asked for a larger review by 11 of the 25 members of the circuit court; today’s vote by a majority of the Ninth Circuit denies reconsideration of the decision.
The Ninth Circuit said that California’s ban on same-sex marriages would remain in place for now. The circuit court gave 90 days for an appeal to be filed with the U.S. Supreme Court.
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