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By Brahma Chellaney
Independent voices from the The Washington Times Communities
Topic - 9Th Circuit Court
California's first-in-the-nation law banning so-called "gay conversion" therapies for minors with same-sex attractions survived a key legal test Thursday as a three-judge federal appellate panel rejected a challenge to the law.
A lawsuit that claims that California's Proposition 8, which defines marriage as between a man and a woman, is still in effect will go forward — but county clerks can continue to issue marriage licenses to gay couples, the California Supreme Court said Monday.
Supporters of California's Proposition 8 have filed legal papers seeking to have the marriage law upheld in court, but opponents who support gay marriage denounced the tactic as "baseless" and "desperate."
While California county clerks process marriage applications for gay couples Sunday, attorneys for supporters of Proposition 8 are waiting for a response to the emergency appeal they filed Saturday evening with the U.S. Supreme Court, saying the rule of law has not been followed.
As more than a million supporters of same-sex marriage gathered in San Francisco for a gay pride parade Sunday, California county clerks continued issuing marriage licenses to gay couples, while opponents suffered another defeat at the U.S. Supreme Court.
In a second ruling on the issue Wednesday, the U.S. Supreme Court rejected a challenge to California's gay marriage law, saying those who challenged the law lacked the standing to bring suit. The ruling involved the 2008 vote by California voters for Proposition 8, which overturned the same-sex marriage law.
As Kermit Gosnell starts his life sentence for murdering babies, Congress is moving to create a federal law against aborting babies in the last months of pregnancy.
A federal court decision has created the possibility that some public television and radio stations that are perpetually challenged financially could see a windfall of cash from political advertising.
A federal appeals court on Tuesday declared California's same-sex-marriage ban unconstitutional, paving the way for the legalization of gay marriage in the nation's most populous state and setting the stage for a showdown before the U.S. Supreme Court.
The legal fight over California's same-sex marriage ban reached the next legal level Monday when it went before a federal appeals court during a nationally televised hearing in San Francisco.
Proponents of California's gay marriage ban have formally appealed a federal judge's ruling striking down the voter-approved law.