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Here’s the AP breaking news alert on the 9th Circuit’s ruling on California’s Prop 8.

Post by Peter Callaghan / The News Tribune on Feb. 7, 2012 at 10:02 am | No Comments »
February 7, 2012 10:04 am

BC-US–Gay Marriage Trial
@hl:Court: CA gay marriage ban is (un)constitutional
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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) A federal appeals court has declared California’s same-sex marriage ban to be unconstitutional, paving the way for a likely U.S. Supreme Court showdown on the voter-approved law.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco ruled 2-1 Tuesday that a lower court judge interpreted the U.S. Constitution correctly in 2010 when he declared the ban, known as Proposition 8, to be a violation of the civil rights of gays and lesbians.
The measure, which passed with 52 percent of the vote in 2008, outlawed same-sex unions just five months after they became legal in the state.

Lawyers for Proposition 8 sponsors and for two couples who sued to overturn the ban have said they would appeal to the Supreme Court if they did not receive a favorable ruling from the 9th Circuit.

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