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Again, No Action on Same-Sex Marriage

The 10 cases, including California's Prop. 8, were held over for a closed-door conference on Friday.

The US Supreme Court again deferred any action on California's Proposition 8 and nine other cases that deal with gay marriage rights, national media reported Monday.

"In an 'orders list' issued early on Monday, the court made no mention of any of the same-sex marriage cases," Reuters reported around 11 a.m. Eastern time.

The cases were initially up for consideration last Friday, Nov. 30, but the court stalled on deciding if any will be added to its agenda for the coming term.

This Friday's meeting will be the justices' final chance to add any of appeals of same-sex marriage cases to the docket, the Los Angeles Times reported.

Half of the appeals involve the Defense of Marriage Act. Another is Prop. 8, California's ban on gay marriage.

In 2008, 52 percent of California voters approved Prop. 8. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals struck down the law in February, ruling Prop. 8 unconstitutional. Prop. 8 supporters then appealed to the country's highest court.

If the Supreme Court chooses to take no action on Prop. 8 Friday, the lower court's ruling that the sate ballot measure banning same-sex marriage unconstitutional would stand.

Rallies are planned for whenever the court does make a decision.

Edward Rodriguez December 04, 2012 at 05:57 PM
It's just a piece a paper people change all the time for the better or worse.
Roger V. Tranfaglia December 05, 2012 at 05:00 PM
Personally I couldn't give a flying fart weather they get married or not. However the people of CA.did voted against it.
Kporter14 February 05, 2013 at 08:12 PM
Why are people so closeminded about change? Why can't we finally make some progress! People should be allowed to marry whom ever they want.

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