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Justice Kennedy denies emergency appeal from Prop 8 supporters

Gay marriage opponents argued that they had more than three weeks left to ask for reconsideration of the case

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy on Sunday rejected an emergency application from the backers of Proposition 8 asking the court to stop same-sex weddings in California.

Prop 8 halted gay marriages in the state when it passed back in 2008, but it has been in legal limbo since a district judge overturned it in 2010. The 9th Circuit upheld the lower court’s decision, but it issued a stay on same-sex marriages pending the conclusion of the appeal.

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