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Timing of Prop. 8 ruling complicates Fresno rally

Posted: June 12, 2013 12:21 p.m.
Updated: June 12, 2013 12:21 p.m.

FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — The fact that no one knows when the Supreme Court will hand down its decision in a legal challenge to California's same-sex marriage ban is causing problems for gay marriage supporters in Fresno.

Local members of Marriage Equality USA are hoping to hold a rally at Fresno City Hall on the day the ruling is issued. But ACLU spokesman Will Matthews says the city denied the group a permit because its application did not specify a date for the event.

The high court is expected to rule before the end of the month in the closely watched case. The justices meet every Monday and have also scheduled an additional conference day for Thursday.

The ACLU says the city's refusal to offer a solution violates the First Amendment rights of rally organizers.

Copyright 2013 The Associated Press.


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