Calif. Order Leaves Prop 8 Backers Facing Tough Road

Law360, San Diego (July 15, 2013, 10:59 PM EDT) -- The California Supreme Court on Monday snubbed a request by Proposition 8 supporters to block state officials from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples, a signal that proponents of California’s gay marriage ban face an uphill battle arguing that a district court’s decision allowing gay couples to marry does not apply statewide, experts said.

Attorneys representing proponents of Proposition 8 urged the state’s high court on Friday to issue an immediate stay or injunction requiring the enforcement of the state's gay marriage ban while the case is...
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