Prop. 8 Supporters File Appeal

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People rallied around the Proposition 8 ruling on both sides. Jeff Chiu/AP

As expected, the attorneys who argued in favor of Proposition 8 filed a notice that they are intending to appeal the Aug. 4 ruling. This begins a set of legal procedures giving the appellants 90 days to appeal.

The appeal will go to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has jurisdiction over nine Western states.

Federal Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling stated that California's ban on same-sex marriage violates the 14th Amendment's protections of equal rights and due process.  The effect of that ruling would be to let gay couples legally marry, but Prop. 8 supporters requested a hold on any new marriages on Tuesday.  Both sides have until November to file additional documents arguing in favor of, or against, lifting the ban now.

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  • Kyle

    I used to think that keeping marriage between a man and a woman was important and gay people should not be let to marry. Then I got married and the more I let fester, I realized it didn’t matter to me and what I was feeling was selfish and idealistic. How selfish of me to want to deny a gay couple to marry. It didn’t affect or demean my marriage so what’s the big deal? If two people are in love let them be married.