The United States Supreme Court decided Wednesday to not take up a challenge to California’s voter-approved Prop 8, the ban on same-sex marriage that landed before the Justices after years of legal battles.
The ruling states the people who brought this case — Prop 8 supporters — had no legal standing to bring the case to the Supreme Court. The decision likely means same-sex marriage can resume in California, NBC Los Angeles reports.
Justices Kennedy, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Stephen Breyer, Sonia Sotomayor and Elena Kagan voted to not take up Prop 8. Dissenting were Chief Justice John Roberts and Justices Antonin Scalia, Clarence Thomas and Samuel Alito.
Earlier the SCOTUS ruled the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA) to be unconstitutional. Both rulings appear to signal America’s rapid shift in favor of equality.