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Supreme Court on Prop 8: Lower court ruling allowing gay marriage will stand

(CNN) — The Supreme Court has dismissed a closely-watched appeal over same-sex marriage on jurisdictional grounds, ruling Wednesday private parties do not have “standing” to defend California’s voter-approved ballot measure barring gay and lesbians couples from state-sanctioned wedlock.

The ruling permits same-sex couples in California to legally marry.