It is the latest battle against same-sex marriage equality in
the US state.
As reported on DIVA, Federal Judge Vaughn Walker ruled in July
2010 that Proposition 8 violated equality measures under the US
It followed a thirteen-day hearing which was watched intently by
gay equality advocates and the media alike.
Immediately after the ruling, proponents of the gay marriage ban
filed an appeal with the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals and
now a California Supreme Court will assess whether they have the
legal authority, or standing, to pursue an appeal.
The hearing is expected to start next Tuesday.
If the court rules that Proposition 8 supporters don't have
standing, Judge Walker's decision that California's ban on same-sex
marriage is unconstitutional would likely survive.
The California Supreme Court's decision is expected within 90