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What's Next Following Proposition 8 Ruling?

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  Original Published: 6/27/2013  Those in favor of same-sex marriage are celebrating after Wednesday's U.S. Supreme Court rulings.   But Andrew Spencer reports same-sex couples in California aren't free to get married, yet.   Rallies sprang up across California, from San Diego to Los Angeles to West Hollywood, praising the U.S. Supreme Court's decision to overturn Proposition 8, a voter-approved constitutional amendment opposing same-sex marriage.   The state's attorney general says weddings can take place as soon as the ban is lifted, but she points out, that could take up to 25 days.   "They've been denied equal protection under the law, and we should not wait any longer," says Kamala Harris, California's Attorney General. "The marriages should begin as quickly and as soon as possible."   Some supporters of Proposition 8 say they feel cheated by the Supreme Court's decision on the case.   "The highest-elected officials in this state have refused to stand up for the will of the people," says California State Senator Jim Nielsen.   Shortly after the rulings, former Arkansas Governor Mike Huckabee, who opposes gay marriage, tweeted "Jesus Wept."   Blogger Andrew Sullivan tells CNN"s Anderson Cooper, so did he.   "I don't think Jesus is on the other side of this," said Sullivan. "I don't want to claim to know anything about that, but I do know that Jesus is always on the side of love."   Chief Justice John Roberts voted to uphold the Defense of Marriage Act, but he voted with the majority in overturning Proposition 8.   His cousin, Joan Podrasky, says she sees that as a win.   "I do believe the next time this comes before the court, it'll be two years, four years, I hope he grows to accept the sea change," she said.   She says she and her partner are very, very excited.
   
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