Supreme court rejects Prop. 8 petition

9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted stay on Proposition 8, clearing the way for the state of California to immediately resume issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples after a 4 1/2-year freeze.

June 29, 2013 12:00:00 AM PDT
Supreme Court Justice Kennedy rejects petition from Prop. 8 supporters. Same-sex weddings will continue in California.

The sponsors of California's Proposition 8 had filed an emergency petition with U.S. Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy Saturday. They asking him to halt the wave of gay and lesbian weddings that began in the state on Friday.