The backers of Proposition 8, California’s same-sex marriage ban, have asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco to review a decision by three of its judges that struck down the measure.
The group of three judges struck down Proposition 8 on February 7 by a 2-1 vote, declaring that the measure was a violation of the civil rights of gay and lesbian Californians.
But the measure’s sponsors now are calling to have an 11 judge panel reconsider that decision. They are appealing to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals rather than directly to the U.S Supreme Court, which is where the fight is likely to eventually end up.
The move means that same-sex marriages in California will continue to remain on hold until the 9th Circuit decides to accept or reject rehearing the decision.
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