Proposition 8 Back in the Spotlight
CREATED Oct. 29, 2012
PALM SPRINGS--Although Californians voted on Proposition 8 four years ago, it's back in the spotlight.
The Supreme Court is set to review whether or not to take the case in just a couple of weeks.
"I think it's exciting that its gone this far and people are really paying attention all over the country to these issues," said George Zander of Equality California in Palm Springs.
The voter approved ban on same-sex marriage has been at the forefront of California politics for years. Now, the Supreme Court has the final say on whether or not gay couples have the right to get married.
If the Supreme Court takes the case they will likely have a decision by June 2013. If they decide not to take the case then same-sex marriage will once again be legal in California.
Sue Ferguson, President of Palm Springs Republican Women Federated says the decision is ultimately up to the courts. But she hopes the Supreme Court will uphold the choice voters made 4 years ago when they passed Proposition 8.
"I think that the definition of marriage is between a man and a woman. I feel that a civil union would be perfectly fine," Ferguson said.
Two federal courts have already found Proposition 8 unconstitutional. The Supreme Court will get the final say in just a couple of weeks.
The court is expected to release a list of the cases it has granted or denied by November 26.