Could the next stop for the legal battle over same-sex marriage be the U.S. Supreme Court? One major hurdle was cleared on Tuesday, when an appeals court declined to hear any more about California's "Prop 8" ban.
FOX News Radio's Jessica Rosenthal reports:
A panel of the 9th Circuit court struck down the ban on same-sex marriage, so backers of the ban asked for a full review. And today (Tuesday), the court said no.
And now, backers of the ban say they will ask the Supreme Court to hear the case. Attorney Ted Olson represents gay couples in the matter.
(Olson) "We'll oppose that on the grounds that the decision of the 9th Circuit was correct and should be made into the law. Whether the Supreme Court takes that case or not, we don't know, but they will probably take it or reject it sometime in the month of October."
He says if the Supreme Court hears the case, they do expect a decision by the middle of next year.
Jessica Rosenthal, FOX News Radio.