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.
The Associated Press