Federal Appeals Court
A divided federal appeals court has struck down California’s concealed weapons rules, saying they violate the Second Amendment right to bear arms.
The Sandoval administration urged a federal appeals court to uphold the state’s ban on gay marriage, arguing it serves the “legitimate purpose of preserving traditional marriage” and is entrenched in the state’s history.
A Republican gay rights group is again asking a federal appeals court to immediately lift the ban on gays serving openly in the U.S. armed forces.
A federal appeals court said Tuesday it cannot decide if California’s gay marriage ban is constitutional until the state’s highest court weighs in on whether Proposition 8’s sponsors have the authority to defend the measure.