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posted Friday, August 13, 2010 - Volume 38 Issue 33
Another Round in Gay Marriage Case
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Another Round in Gay Marriage Case

By JESSE McKINLEY
New York Times

SAN FRANCISCO - In all of the legal maneuvering surrounding the challenge in federal court to Proposition 8, California's 2008 voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, one thing has seemed all but certain: the case would eventually head to the Supreme Court.

But that trip could come - in a way - as soon as this week, as proponents of the ban seek to prevent a resumption of same-sex marriages. Judge Vaughn R. Walker of Federal District Court, who this month ruled Proposition 8 to be unconstitutional, lifted a temporary stay on his decision on Thursday, but allowed six days for a three-judge panel of the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit to review it.

Some legal experts are skeptical of whether the Ninth Circuit panel - made up of two Democratic appointees and a moderate Republican - will intervene. And so it is that proponents may find themselves heading to the Supreme Court to try to obtain an emergency stay.

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