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California’s controversial amendment banning gay marriage is headed to the Supreme Court.The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals declined Tuesday to revisit the landmark case.
Anti-gay marriage activists brought the case before the Ninth Circuit after a lower court ruled the ban was unconstitutional.
A three-judge Ninth Circuit panel upheld in February 2012 the lower court’s ruling.
The three-judge panel found the law served no purpose “other than to lessen the status and human dignity of gays and lesbians in California,” San Diego Gay & Lesbian News reported.
Tuesday’s ruling denied a request for an en banc hearing before a larger panel of judges.
Prop 8 supporters have 90 days to decide whether to bring the case before the U.S. Supreme Court.
Those supporters have indicated they plan on pursuing their case to the nation’s highest court, Reuters reported.
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