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Opposition to California's Prop 8

According to CNN, California's Supreme Court said last week that it will hear the appeal of a challenge to the measure outlawing same-sex marriage, Proposition 8.

The court said in a written statement that they will not implement or enforce the law until the appeal has been decided.

The measure, known as Prop 8, earned 52.5 percent of the vote in California in the November 4 elections.

California had previously been issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples since May, after a state Supreme Court had legalized the unions.

Soon after the proposition's passage, thousands of protesters filled the streets Los Angeles and other major cities in protest.

Protesters gathered in Sacramento Sunday to rally against the proposition and gain support to fight for rights if the appeal does not pass, the San Francisco Chronicle reported.

Although numbers were smaller than the predictions of 10,000, over 5,000 people gathered in the lawn in front of the Capitol, waving homemade signs with messages like "What's so scary about our love?" as vendors walked through the crowds, selling buttons and flags.

More than 100,000 people have agreed to carry petitions for a new ballot measure, said Geoff Kors, executive director of Equality California, one of the leaders of the "No on Prop. 8" effort.