The California Supreme Court has announced its ruling on the challenge to the state's gay marriage ban: The voter-approved ban shall remain in place, but the 18,000 gay couples who were married before it took effect will not have their marriages invalidated.
The decision was made by a 6-1 majority of the justices.
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More coverage to come. There's a protest planned for tonight in Santa Ana at the Old Orange County Courthouse (Sycamore and Civic Center), 6 p.m.