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Star witness to defend ban on gay marriage takes the stand in Detroit
Proposition 8 , known informally as Prop 8 , was a California ballot proposition and a state constitutional amendment intended to ban same-sex marriage; it passed in the November California state elections and was later overturned in court. The proposition was created by opponents of same-sex marriage in advance  of the California Supreme Court 's May appeal ruling, In re Marriage Cases , which followed the short-lived same-sex weddings controversy and found the previous ban on same-sex marriage Proposition 22 , unconstitutional. Proposition 8 was ultimately ruled unconstitutional by a federal court on different grounds in , although the court decision did not go into effect until June 26, , following the conclusion of proponents' appeals.
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