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State’s high court to decide key issue in Prop. 8 appeal
February 23rd, 2011

The California Supreme Court will decide whether backers of Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state, have the right under state law to appeal a federal judge’s decision that the measure is unconstitutional.

The court Feb. 16 was responding to a request from the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which in December, in the course of taking up the appeal from a group called Protect Marriage, questioned whether the group has what is known as “standing,” or is a legitimate appellant.

The state court said it would hold a hearing as early as September, followed by a decision within 90 days.

From February 25, 2011 issue of Catholic San Francisco.



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