The Supreme Court, in an unusual line-up, ruled that the Prop 8 proponents lacked standing to appeal the ruling by former U. S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, who found that Prop 8 violates the U.S. Constitution. As a result, the Ninth Circuit decision affirming that ruling is vacated. The case is now remanded back to the Ninth Circuit, which is instructed to dismiss the appeal. Arguments about the impact of the trial court ruling will now begin, although I think we can expect a statement very soon from California state officials that same-sex couples may marry anywhere in the state, once the technical remand process is complete.
Details to come.