Group Files Prop 8 Appeal

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The backlash begins. A group of lawyers supporting the Proposition 8 ban on same-sex marriage in California filed an appeal in the case on Thursday, one day after Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco ruled the ban unconstitutional. “The court's disregard for the historical purposes of marriage would require California to embark on a novel experiment with the fundamental institution of marriage,” said Charles Cooper, lead counsel for Proposition 8 supporters, before adding, “This decision will not stand.” Judge Walker’s decision granted a temporary stay along with his ruling Wednesday, which stops the order from taking immediate effect. The case will soon be appealed to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals.