U.S. Supreme Court Justice Kennedy has denied a bid to stop California gay marriages, a spokeswoman for the Judge confirmed.
Opponents of gay marriage had petitioned the US Supreme Court on Saturday to immediately reinstate a 5 year old ban on same-sex matrimony in California that was lifted a day earlier by a federal appeals court.
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