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Prop 8 Supporters Appeal For Block Of Stay

The sponsors of California's same sex marriage ban have asked an Appeals Court to stop a Federal Judge's order allowing same-sex weddings to begin next week.

The lawyers defending Proposition 8 asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals late Thursday to impose a stay that would halt gay marriages while the court considers the judge's ruling that struck down the ban.

Judge Vaughn Walker last week found that Prop. 8, passed by California Voters in 2008, was unconstitutional.

Walker then said same-sex couples could begin marrying next Wednesday unless the appeals court steps in.

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