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Prop 8 backers seek review of gay marriage case

Opponents of same-sex marriage are asking a federal appeals court to review its decision that overturned

February 21, 2012 12:00:00 AM PST
Opponents of same-sex marriage are asking a federal appeals court to review its decision that overturned Proposition 8.

A three-judge panel ruled that the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage violated the constitutional rights of gays and lesbians.

Now, supporters of the ban are appealing to a larger circuit court panel, vowing to take the case to the Supreme Court if necessary.

Either way, the latest appeal means same-sex marriages will remain on hold in California at least until the 9th Circuit decides to accept or reject the rehearing petition.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.