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Traditional marriage supporters seek court review

By AP Staff

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Backers of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages are asking the U.S. Supreme Court to overrule a federal appeals court that struck down the measure as unconstitutional.

Lawyers for the coalition of religious conservative groups that sponsored the ban, known as Proposition 8, petitioned the Supreme Court Tuesday to review the lower court's finding that the 2008 amendment to the state constitution violated the civil rights of gay and lesbian Californians.

The move had been expected since a panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals issued its 2-1 decision earlier this year.

If the high court declines to take the case, it would clear the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California. Gay couples could get married in the state for several months before Proposition 8 passed.

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  1. slickzipComment by slickzip
    July 31, 2012 @ 2:27 pm

    Pack up all the queers an d lesbians and move them to two separate islands some place in the Pacific ocean that will slove things in 60 years they will be gone ,,,,,,,,,

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  2. billielynn43Comment by billielynn43
    July 31, 2012 @ 5:02 pm

    Same eex marriage should be allowed in all states as well as Man and Woman marriage ,all people should be allowed to share misery

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  3. CharlieComment by vietnamvet
    July 31, 2012 @ 5:42 pm

    SD’s (sexual deviants) can be unhappy in civil unions, billielynn. Calling them ‘married’ would send the message that they are ‘normal’, and we all know that isn’t so.

    When they began the mass exodus from their closets in the 80′s, they asked polite society to be ‘tolerant’ of them.
    What we got for our kindness was in-your-face activism at every turn, and SD’s wanting to force us to ‘like’ them.

    Sorry, folks. I’m done with the tolerance thing, and I will now support any program that repopulates those empty closets.

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    • SuesComment by Sues
      July 31, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

      I think we are all tired of the tolerance thing. I especially don’t like be held hostage by a minute segment of our population. If I am forced by that same population to make a choice, it’s certainly not going to be in their favor. They need to shut up already. They got their parade, now they want the whole circus. Be careful we don’t march you right back into the closet, you bunch of silly ingrates.

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