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Do defenders of Prop 8 have legal standing to do so?




Jodie Denney, a firefighter from Seattle, Washington, demonstrates in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments March 26, in California's proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage only between a man and a woman.
Jodie Denney, a firefighter from Seattle, Washington, demonstrates in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. The Supreme Court is hearing arguments March 26, in California's proposition 8, the controversial ballot initiative that defines marriage only between a man and a woman.
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When it comes to Prop 8, one major issue for the Supreme Court is the question of whether the parties defending the ban on same-sex marriage have legal standing to do so? The question came up because not one single elected official in California chose to defend the initiative. 

Reporter John Myers, political editor for the ABC affiliate in Sacramento, has been looking into what this might mean for other initiatives.