9th Circ. Steers Calif. Gay Marriage Ban Toward High Court

Law360, San Diego (June 5, 2012, 5:47 PM EDT) -- The Ninth Circuit’s refusal Tuesday to reconsider its ruling striking down California’s ban on same-sex marriage clears the way for the closely watched case to be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court, but experts disagree on whether the high court, if it hears the dispute, is likely to address broader constitutional questions on gay marriage.

Proponents of Proposition 8, a 2008 voter initiative that barred gay marriage in the state, asked the appeals court for a rehearing en banc to take another look at the February...
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