Procedural victory for supporters of California marriage amendment
November 18, 2011
Three years after California voters approved Proposition 8--a measure that recognized marriage as a union of a man and a woman--and one year after a US district court judge declared the measure unconstitutional, the California Supreme Court has ruled that backers of the amendment have the standing to appeal the district court judge’s ruling.
Supporters of the amendment sought standing to appeal the district judge’s ruling after Governor Jerry Brown decided not to appeal it.
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