Here we go again with the latest round of this battle. History on the legal battle is here, here, and here. Anyway, the latest round. The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals asked the Calif. Supreme Court to rule on that if the state declines to intervene in the case, if the Proponents of Prop. 8 have legal standing in the case. It appears now with the ruling that came down 25 minutes ago, they do: http://latimesblogs.latimes.com/lanow/2011/11/proposition-8-california-supreme-court.html http://blogs.kqed.org/newsfix/2011/11/17/california-ruling-on-standing-in-prop-8-case-due-at-10-a-m/ KQED has the full press release, summary, and link to the full decision. If they didn't have legal standing, this would have died at the 9th Circuit. With this ruling, it is guaranteed that this is going all the way to SCOTUS. BL.