Supremes Punt Prop 8

    Kevin Coyne of Washington holds flags in front of the Supreme Court in Washington, Wednesday, March 27, 2013. The U.S. Supreme Court, in the second day of gay marriage cases, turned Wednesday to a constitutional challenge to the federal law that prevents legally married gay Americans from collecting federal benefits generally available to straight married couples.  (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster)

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    After declaring the federal Defense of Marriage Act unconstitutional, the Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that the supporters of Proposition 8, California's ban on gay marriage, lack standing to appeal. The state’s controversial gay-marriage ban was voted into law in 2008, but ruled unconstitutional under the 14th Amendment—which guarantees equal protection under the law—by a federal appeals court last year. Today the justices upheld that federal court ruling. This means that, at least in areas where court clerks oppose Prop 8, same-sex marriage will now be legal in California.

    Gay marriage is back in California.

    San Francisco erupts in cheers after hearing the news that the Supreme Court struck down DOMA and Prop 8.

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