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The Battle for Gay Marriage Plods On

Nov 18, 2011
The sponsors of Proposition 8 and other contested laws are entitled to defend such measures when the state refuses to do so, the California Supreme Court declared Thursday afternoon. The ruling could push the long argument over same-sex marriage -- which has wearied its proponents and adversaries -- to the desks of federal judges, including those on the U.S. Supreme Court.