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3/26/13 OT


On May 15, 2008, the Supreme Court of California issued a decision in which it effectively legalized same-sex marriage in California, holding that California's existing opposite-sex definition of marriage violated the constitutional rights of same-sex couples.[45][46] Same-sex marriage opponents in California placed a state constitutional amendment known as Proposition 8 on the November 2008 ballot for the purpose of restoring an opposite-sex definition of marriage.[47] Proposition 8 was passed on Election Day 2008, as were proposed marriage-limiting amendments in Florida and Arizona.[48] On August 4, 2010, a decision by the U.S. District Court in Perry v. Schwarzenegger ruled Proposition 8 unconstitutional.[49] The decision in that case has been appealed. The case is expected to be ultimately decided by the U.S. Supreme Court.[50] The Supreme Court announced in October 2012 that it would consider whether to accept the appeal in Perry during a private conference scheduled for November 20.[51] The Court later pushed the announcement to November 30.[52] The Supreme Court will hear the case on March 26, 2013.

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