Lawyers for the sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban have filed an emergency motion asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop gay weddings, reported Associated Press.
The supporters of gay marriage say the federal appeals court "acted prematurely" by lifting an injunction which prevents the unions.
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