UPDATE (10: 50 a.m.): The Supreme Court, in a 5-4 vote Wednesday, ruled that proponents of California’s Proposition 8, which is a state constitutional amendment defining marriage as between one man and one woman, did not have standing in the case to appeal it at the federal level. The decision not to decide leaves in place the initial trial court declaration that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. California officials likely will rely on that ruling to allow the resumption of same-sex marriages in about a month.
The high court said nothing about the validity of same-sex marriage in California and roughly three-dozen other states.
The vote was not along ideological lines.
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