Prop 8 Ruling Leaves Room For More Marriage Battles

Law360, San Diego (June 26, 2013, 11:08 PM EDT) -- California officials are gearing up to allow for same-sex marriages to resume after the U.S. Supreme Court on Wednesday held that backers of a gay marriage ban in the state lacked standing to defend the law, but California could still face new legal challenges from same-sex marriage opponents based on the First Amendment and an exception to the state equal protection doctrine, according to legal experts.

In a 5-4 ruling, the Supreme Court majority led by Chief Justice John Roberts Jr. steered away from a broad...
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