Proposition 102 en Federal CT Ruling on Gay Marriage Could Affect AZ Law <p>A federal court ruling today voiding California&#39;s ban on same-sex marriage could eventually affect a similar law here.&nbsp;</p><p>In a divided ruling a three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the 2008 California initiative banning same sex marriage&nbsp;runs afoul of the equal protection provision of the U.S. Constitution. The court&#39;s rulings hold precedent for all Western states, including Arizona, where voters approved a constitutional ban on same-sex marriage also in 2008.&nbsp;</p> Tue, 07 Feb 2012 22:18:46 +0000 Howard Fischer 8771 at