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BREAKING: Ninth Circuit will not rehear Prop 8 marriage equality case – LGBTQ Nation
The refusal means almost certainly that proponents of California’s ban on same-sex marriage will soon file an appeal to the U.S. Supreme Court. |
With last week’s First Circuit decision striking a core section of the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) also heading to the nation’s highest court, it is now likely the Supreme Court will have two major same-sex marriage cases on their docket in October. The Ninth Circuit case, if accepted, would ask whether states can ban same-sex couples from obtaining a marriage license; the First Circuit case, if accepted, would ask whether the federal government can refuse to recognize marriages licensed by states to same-sex couples.
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