Proposition 8 case headed to US Supreme Court

SAN FRANCISCO

The move follows the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals' refusal to rehear the legal challenge. The federal appeals court said a majority of its actively serving judges had voted not to revisit the 2-1 decision by a three-judge panel of the court declaring the voter-approved ban unconstitutional.

A ruling from the Supreme Court is expected sometime in the fall on whether it would take the case.

Same-sex marriage was legal in California before voters passed Proposition 8 in November 2008. Due to the ongoing legal wrangling, it's unlikely the practice will resume in California anytime soon.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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