In a ruling that gay-rights leaders called a "terrible blow" and a step "backward," the California Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled 6-1 to uphold a state ballot measure that restricted marriage to heterosexual couples. The ruling likely ends state court litigation that has raged since San Francisco began marrying same-sex couples in 2004. But in a surprise move Tuesday, attorneys Theodore Olson and David Boies, who opposed each other in Bush v. Gore, announced they're teaming up to mount a federal challenge to Prop 8.
California's Prop 8 Stands, and So Do Existing Gay Marriages
May 27, 2009