Via The LA Times:
The California Supreme Court decided Thursday that the sponsors of Proposition 8 and other ballot measures are entitled to defend them in court when the state refuses to do so, a ruling likely to spur federal courts to decide the constitutionality of same-sex marriage bans.
The state high court’s decision, a defeat for gay rights groups, sets the stage for a federal ruling — which could go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court — that would affect marriage bans outside California.
Although the 9th Circuit is not bound by Thursday’s ruling, the decision makes it less likely that the appeals court would decide Proposition 8’s future on narrow, standing grounds.
Those “State Rights” Republicans had better get on denouncing these Activist Judges™ going around reinterpreting the Constitution to suit their moral views. You know, lest they look like hypocrites. Not that they’d care — if it’s anti-gay, it’s A-OK.