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Backers of Gay Marriage Ban Lose Dismissal Challenge, Prop 8 Case Moves Forward

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After the legality of Prop 8 was upheld in May, protesters took to the streets (more photos here) | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist

Foes of gay marriage tried to get a U.S. District Judge to dismiss a case against Proposition 8, a voter-approved initiative that reinstated a ban on gay marriage last November. As expected, Judge Vaughn Walker denied the motion, which means a court case could begin as early as January, according to the LA Weekly.

Chad Griffin of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, the organization behind the Prop 8 lawsuit, told the Weekly that he's thrilled with Walker's decision. "[It] moves us one step closer to the federal trial where we will prove the unconstitutionality of Prop. 8."