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Court challenge fails to stop same-sex marriages in California

Crispin Hollings proposes marriage to Luis Casillas after the Supreme Court's Prop. 8 ruling on June 26. (Credit: Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

Crispin Hollings proposes marriage to Luis Casillas after the Supreme Court’s Prop. 8 ruling on June 26. (Credit: Deborah Svoboda/KQED)

It’s a big win for the LGBT community in the Golden State, as the California Supreme Court has refused to stop gay marriages in the state, according to The Hollywood Reporter.

In a brief ruling Wednesday, the high court tossed out a legal challenge drafted by supporters of Proposition 8, the ballot measure that had banned same-sex marriages in California.

A ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court in June upheld a trial judge’s order striking down the ballot measure as unconstitutional. On June 28, Governor Jerry Brown ordered county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

Prop 8 supporters had petitioned the state Supreme Court to stop the weddings, arguing that the federal court action had applied only to the two couples who filed the federal lawsuit challenging the ban.

The Supreme Court barely even engaged the argument, opting instead to unanimously allow gay marriages to continue.

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