Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Narrow Prop 8 Ruling would not extend to rest of nation

A crowd of people gather in front of the Calif...Image via WikipediaA federal appeals court appeared ready yesterday to reinstate gay marriage in California, but seemed reluctant to extend same-sex marriage rights to the rest of the nation, the Chron reports. During a two-hour-plus-long, televised hearing, the three-judge panel appeared to be looking for ways to limit the scope of its ruling to just overturning Proposition 8 without taking a stand on whether gay marriage bans in other states violate the US Constitution. The panel also questioned whether gay marriage opponents had the right to appeal a lower court ruling that overturned Prop 8, but nevertheless appeared ready to rule on the merits of the case.http://www.eastbayexpress.com/92510/archives/2010/12/07/monday-must-read-appeals-court-poised-to-reinstate-gay-marriage-legislature-blows-off-schwarzenegger
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