Prop 8 case on slower route to Supreme Court

Lawyers representing opponents of marriage equality in California have exercised an option to seek a broader hearing of the federal Proposition 8 case at the appellate court level rather than appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court right away. A three-judge panel of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit earlier ruled that Proposition 8, which ended marriage rights for same-sex couples, was unconstitutional. It’s unclear whether the 9th Circuit will agree to rehear the case.

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