Supreme Court set to issue standing opinion in Prop 8 case

The California Supreme Court announced that it will issue a written opinion tomorrow morning in the standing case over Proposition 8, which sought to define marriage in this state as being between a man and a woman.

The court is scheduled to release the opinion at 10 a.m. in the case Perry v. Brown, according to a statement today from the Judicial Council of California. It will be available on the California Courts website at:

At issue is whether supporters of Prop 8 have the legal standing to appeal a federal judge’s ruling last year – which overturned the ban on same-sex marriage – when the governor and attorney general decline to do so.
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Prop. 8 backers ask court to hear marriage cases

By Stacia Glenn on November 17, 2008 1:06 PM | Permalink | Comments (0) |

(AP) — The sponsors of California’s new same-sex marriage ban are urging the state’s highest court to hear a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn the measure.

Lawyer Andrew Pugno says the backers of Proposition 8 are so confident the California Supreme Court would uphold the voter-approved initiative they would prefer the court take the cases and resolve the question quickly.

Supporters of gay marriage have filed four legal challenges to Proposition 8 arguing that voters did not have the authority to enact a ban on gay marriage. The measure rewrote the state constitution to limit marriage to a man and a woman.

As of Monday, the Supreme Court hasn’t decided whether it will take up the cases.

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