Gay Marriage

CA Supreme Court Maintains Legality of Gay Marriage

Social conservatives weep once again


Barring an unforeseen legal bombshell, gay marriage is here to stay in California.

In a one-line order, the California Supreme Court on Wednesday refused to halt same-sex marriages throughout the state, rejecting the latest legal bid to revive Proposition 8's ban on gay nuptials.

The justices, meeting in their weekly closed-door conference, declined to hear a case brought last month by backers of Proposition 8 who argue that the law should remain in effect in at least 56 of the state's 58 counties.