Foes of gay marriage appeal Prop 8 ruling to U.S. Supreme Court

Opponents of same-sex marriage asked the U.S. Supreme Court Tuesday to overturn a federal appeals court decision that struck down Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot initiative that limited marriage to a man and a woman.

Protect Marriage, the sponsors of Prop 8,  called  February’s 2-1 decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals “misguided.”

“Our Constitution does not mandate the traditional definition of marriage, but neither does our Constitution condemn it,” the group’s petition to the high court said. “Rather, it leaves the definition of marriage in the hands of the people, to be resolved through the democratic process in each state."

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