Watch reaction from California as the Supreme Court rules on the state law that bans same-sex marriage. This feed will switch from scenes of Sacramento, Los Angeles and San Francisco City Hall. It may be shaky at times.
WASHINGTON — The Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California’s gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban.
The court’s 5-4 vote Wednesday leaves in place the initial trial court declaration that the ban is unconstitutional. California officials probably will rely on that ruling to allow the resumption of same-sex unions in about a month’s time.
Watch reaction to the rulings in the player above. We will live stream feeds from Sacramento, San Francisco and Los Angeles.