A 2nd Victory: SCOTUS supports same-sex marriage in Calif.

It did so by declining to decide a case. For how that worked, see the NY Times:

The case concerning California’s ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8, was decided on technical grounds, with the majority saying that it was not properly before the court. Because officials in California had declined to appeal a trial court’s decision against them and because the proponents of Proposition 8 were not entitled to step into the state’s shoes to appeal the decision, the court said, it was powerless to issue a decision. That left in place a trial court victory for two same-sex couples who had sought to marry.

2 thoughts on “A 2nd Victory: SCOTUS supports same-sex marriage in Calif.

  1. Only partly agreed with Andreas, since the state of California totally declined to bother defending Prop 8. Not much left for litigants to do.

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