Prop 8 remains in force--and the Dream Team of Olson and Boies continue their unbroken string of losing actions in every court not run by Judge Walker!
The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has denied an effort to lift Prop 8 as the judicial battle over California's ban on same-sex marriage drags on.
Plaintiffs, represented by Ted Olson and David Boies and supported by a group of political and entertainment activists, had sought to lift a stay on U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's decision last summer that declared Prop 8 unconstitutional.
The stay was placed on the case as it was appealed, but that ruling has been delayed by the Ninth Circuit as it sorts out a procedural matter.
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit issued its decision this morning without much comment, other than to say that it considered "all the facts and circumstances" surrounding the plaintiffs' effort to lift the stay.
NOM continues to defend marriage state-by-state including in California with Prop 8, but we are also engaging on the national level by standing up to President Obama's attempt to force SSM on America by declaring the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) unconstitutional. You can help us defend marriage against these threats in 3 easy steps by going to www.DefendDOMA.com.