In a second case, from California, the court declined to say whether state bans on gay marriage are constitutional, but in staying its hand, the court cleared the way for the most populous state to become the 13th that permits same-sex marriage. Read preview Overview.
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Washington archbishop says 'conversion' needed to fight racism Church in the US Aug 29, It has not used this power to advocate for vulnerable children. George Mason University professor Helen Alvare, an opponent of same-sex marriage, agreed that Wednesday's rulings were a major setback.
After disposing of the DOMA case, the court moved on to the California case — a direct constitutional challenge to the state's ban on gay marriage.
They would have allowed the Proposition 8 proponents to defend their initiative in court, and that in turn would very likely have led to a decision on the constitutionality of the initiative. If the problem persists, please try again in a little while.
Just what that outcome would have been, however, remains a mystery.
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