U.S. Supreme Court Ruling Sets Stage For More Legal Wrangling In California
Professor Jane Schacter spoke with Reuters' Steve Gorman about the Supreme Court's same-sex marriage rulings, specifically Prop8, and the possible legal repercussions.
California's attorney general said same-sex weddings would resume statewide within weeks, if not sooner, despite further litigation threatened by opponents after a U.S. Supreme Court ruling on Wednesday paved the way for gay marriages in the state.
The high court refused to hear an appeal by gay marriage opponents of a lower-court opinion overturning a 2008 voter-approved state constitutional amendment, known as Proposition 8, that defined marriage as exclusively between a man and a woman.
"There is no question that there's going to be further litigation on this matter," said Jane Schacter, a constitutional law expert at Stanford University Law School. But she said she believed the governor and attorney general would prevail.