Same-Sex Marriage Appeal Filed with Supreme Court

Backers of California's ban on same-sex marriages asked the U.S. Supreme Court yesterday to overrule a federal appeals court that struck down the measure as unconstitutional. Earlier this year, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals found that the 2008 amendment to the state constitution violated the civil rights of gay and lesbian Californians. The appeal, which was expected, brings a bitter, four-year court fight over Proposition 8 one step closer to being resolved. If the high court declines to take the case, it would clear the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California. Read about the case from WRCB-TV in Chattanooga.