Marriage Equality Foes Appeal Prop 8 Decision
Protect Marriage has filed an appeal of Judge Vaughn Walker's decision striking down California's Proposition 8, the AP reports:
"The appeal to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was expected, as lawyers on both sides of the legal battle repeatedly vowed to carry the fight to a higher court if they lost...The 9th Circuit court has no deadlines to hear the case, which will be randomly assigned to a three-judge panel. It's expected that the panel will order both sides to submit written legal arguments before scheduling a hearing. The outcome in the appeals court could force the U.S. Supreme Court to confront the question of whether gays have a constitutional right to wed...Walker, meanwhile, said he would consider waiting for the 9th Circuit to render its decision before he makes his opinion final and requires the state to stop enforcing the ban. The judge ordered both sides to submit written arguments by Friday on the issue."
And the battle continues...