Prop. 8: 'This is far from over,' says law professor who supported ban

Although the Supreme Court cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California, the procedural decision also leaves open the likelihood of further litigation over Proposition 8.

“This is far from over, I can tell you,” said Chapman University law professor John Eastman, who supports the same-sex marriage ban.

The high court ruled ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of Proposition 8, lacked standing or the legal right to appeal the 2010 ruling by Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker striking down the 2008 ballot measure.

That means the only ruling left in place is Walker’s injunction, which ordered state officials to stop enforcing Proposition 8.

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-- Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times


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