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Anti-gay group asks Supreme Court to consider Prop. 8 challenge

Supporters of California’s Proposition 8 banning marriage equality have asked the U.S. Supreme Court to hear the ongoing challenge. The law was struck down in a federal court and the decision was upheld by an appeals court.

Specifically, the anti-gay advocates asked the court to decide “Whether the Equal Protection Clause of the Fourteenth Amendment prohibits the state of California from defining marriage as the union of a man and a woman.”

Supporters of the gay marriage ban argue that a “[u]nique recognition of a unique relationship in no way disapproves or dishonors other relationships that the state has chosen to recognize differently.”

The appeal asks the Supreme Court to “manifest errors” of the U.S. Court of Appeals and “to return to the people themselves this important and sensitive issue.”

The group behind the challenge to the law, the American Foundation for Equal Rights, has 30 days to respond to the filing before the Supreme Court decides whether it will take the case.

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