As the U. It's the first of two cases related to gay marriage that the court will hear this week.
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Proponents of Proposition 8 expressed disappointment, but said they were not surprised, given the nature of the Ninth Circuit, which they view as liberal, and predicted the ruling would fail before the Supreme Court. On a question like [this], of such fundamental importance, why should it not be left for the people? Karen Strauss and Ruth Borenstein, lead plaintiffs in one of the legal challenges to Prop 8, expressed disappointment that they will be unable to marry now.
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The Court denies all requests for a rehearing weeks later, allowing marriages to begin between same-sex couples. The central argument was that Prop 8 amounted to an improper method of amending the California constitution, and that it unfairly targeted a minority group by taking away the right to marry. The multicolored flag of the gay rights movement was waved triumphantly outside the Supreme Court building in Washington after the ruling.