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Will the U.S. Supreme Court take the Prop 8 case?

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Experts say the U.S. Supreme Court may not take the Prop 8 case following Tuesday's federal appeals court ruling that same-sex marriage ban is unconstitutional. Legally, it may be too "narrowly written," explains the L.A. Times.

The Supreme Court may be able to "affirm without having to significantly expand on its existing jurisprudence and without having to rule on marriage for same-sex couples on a national scale," said Loyola law professor Douglas NeJaime.

The three panel 2-1 decision by U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to overturn the 2008 voter-approved ban could be the last word since the ruling was California specific.

 

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Prop 8 ruling: appeals court overturns same-sex marriage ban in California

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Prop 8 had a double rainbow moment Tuesday morning as the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals overturned the California voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. The ban was ruled unconstitutional in a 2-1 decision. KPCC has in-depth analysis of the three-judge panel's decision, what the ruling may mean for same-sex couples in the state, and what will likely happen next. Local reaction and photos will be updated throughout the day.

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