CHEYENNE, Wyo. - Ten states have filed a gay marriage opposition brief to a federal appeals court in California.
The amicus brief sent Friday to the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals says the Constitution does not require marriage to include same-sex couples. It also says that states, not federal courts, have the final say in whether to allow same-sex marriages.
A federal judge ruled last month that that California’s Proposition 8, a voter-passed ban on same-sex marriage, was unconstitutional. The Perry v. Schwarzenegger case is on appeal.
The other states joining the brief are Alabama, Florida, Idaho, Indiana, Louisiana, Michigan, South Carolina, Utah and Virginia.
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The Associated Press