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Apparently It Ain’t Over ‘Til the Federal Judge Sings

May 27th, 2009, byStaff

A day after the California Supreme Court ruled 6-1 to uphold the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages (a.k.a. Proposition 8), the case is going federal.

The attorneys on opposite ends of the 2000 Bush v. Gore presidential court battle (how weird is that?) have asked a federal judge in San Francisco to block California from enforcing Prop. 8.

Not so fast” say several gay rights groups including Lambda Legal and the National Center for Lesbian Rights. They would rather battle state-by-state, and they call the federal challenge “premature.”

All the same, the federal judge has set a July 2 hearing in the matter.

Check out our special feature page on “The Right to Marry” for video, interviews and other blog posts on same-sex marriage across the country.

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