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Same-Sex Marriage Ban Temporarily Overturned in California
A Major Victory
Just days after his decision, Judge Vaughn announced that he was lifting the stay on same-sex marriage, but before Californians had the chance to pick out their wedding cakes, a U.S. appeals court ruled that same-sex couples could not marry while the constitutionality of the ban was under review.
Looking for Constitutional Support
The plaintiffs in the case, Olson and Boies, maintained that marriage is a fundamental human right that shouldn't be removed by society.
The appellate court did not reveal when it would make its decision; however, the case is likely to continue its battle in the Supreme Court in 2011.
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