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Topic - Perry V. Schwarzenegger
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.
Attorneys who are challenging and defending California's ban on gay marriage before the Supreme Court struck an optimistic tone as they emerged from arguments on Tuesday, even if they conceded they have no idea how the justices will rule about three months from now.
After more than two decades of legal battles, rallies, protests and campaigns, proponents of gay marriage say they are increasingly confident as they await their day in court.
A decision about whether the U.S. Supreme Court will take up a gay-marriage case could come as early as Monday.
"We look forward to a day when Proposition 8 is finally and officially eliminated, and equality is restored in the state of California," Ms. Perry said.
"Now we will be married, and we will be equal to every other family in California," said Kristin Perry, who stood outside the Supreme Court building with her fiancee, Sandy Stier, and co-plaintiffs Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo.