SAN FRANCISCO — Proposition 8 backers trying to preserve California’s gay marriage ban in federal courts likely won’t be blocked by the state Supreme Court.

Justices heard oral arguments on Tuesday in Perry v. Brown, S189476, on the question of whether official proponents of the ballot initiative have standing to defend the measure in court since state officials have refused. The court is responding to a question by the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, which said it needed to know whether, under California law, proponents have a “particularized interest in the initiative’s validity” or authority to stand in for the state before the Ninth Circuit could move on to deciding the merits of the appeal.

This content has been archived. It is available through our partners, LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law.

To view this content, please continue to their sites.

Not a Lexis Advance® Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Not a Bloomberg Law Subscriber?
Subscribe Now

Why am I seeing this?

LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law are third party online distributors of the broad collection of current and archived versions of ALM's legal news publications. LexisNexis® and Bloomberg Law customers are able to access and use ALM's content, including content from the National Law Journal, The American Lawyer, Legaltech News, The New York Law Journal, and Corporate Counsel, as well as other sources of legal information.

For questions call 1-877-256-2472 or contact us at [email protected]