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California Supreme Court Rejects Bid to Revive Prop. 8

The California Supreme Court unanimously rejected an attempt Wednesday to revive Proposition 8, ending the pending legal challenges over the 2008 ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage. The decision does not bar future attempts in other courts to stop same-sex marriages. But their chances of success appear dim.
August 16, 2013
 

The California Supreme Court unanimously rejected an attempt Wednesday to revive Proposition 8, ending the pending legal challenges over the 2008 ballot initiative that banned same-sex marriage. The decision does not bar future attempts in other courts to stop same-sex marriages. But their chances of success appear dim.

The state high court's decision, made in closed conference, does not foreclose future attempts in other courts to stop the marriages, though the chance of any new bid succeeding appeared dim.

The court issued its decision in a brief order that did not explain the justices' reasoning.

Andy Pugno, chief legal counsel for ProtectMarriage, the sponsor of Proposition 8, said the California court's rejection of the group's challenge "leaves grave doubts about the future of the initiative process in our state."

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