The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has announced they will not rehear the case of California’s Proposition 8.
Prop 8 has already lost twice in federal court, but its supporters are likely to appeal the case to the U.S. Supreme Court, where it could very well be upheld. The Supreme Court would set a national precedent if it took the case. Some clarification from NPR:
It does not mean that same-sex marriages are suddenly legal again in California. KQED writes that the court said its decision “is stayed for 90 days pending the filing of a petition for writ of certiorari in the Supreme Court.”
Holy cow. This is about to get real.