California same-sex weddings put on hold

 BBC News

A federal appeals court has put same-sex weddings in California on hold while it considers whether the state’s gay marriage ban is constitutional.

A three-judge panel in the US Circuit Court of Appeals blocked a lower court’s ruling that would have allowed gay marriages to begin on Wednesday.

The gay marriage ban, known as Proposition 8, was passed by voters in 2008 and overturned earlier this month.

Lawyers for two couples who challenged the ban said they would not appeal.

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