Just a reminder about this case, borrowing a good summary from Wiki: "Same-sex couples and government entities filed numerous lawsuits with the California Supreme Court challenging the proposition's validity and effect on previously administered same-sex marriages. In Strauss v. Horton, the California Supreme Court upheld Proposition 8, but allowed existing same-sex marriages to stand (under the grandfather clause principle).
United States District Court Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Proposition 8 on August 4, 2010 in the case Perry v. Schwarzenegger, ruling that it violated both the Due Process and Equal Protection clauses of the United States Constitution. Walker issued an injunction against enforcing Proposition 8 and a stay to determine suspension of his ruling pending appeal." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Califo...n_8_%282008%29
The ruling was in FEDERAL court. It used the US Constitution to effectively require homosexual marriages, since the ruling said a ban on homosexual marriage violated the US Constitution. If returned to the states, then Prop 8 stands. But if the 9th Circuit ruling is affirmed by the US Supreme Court, then states will effectively be required to permit homosexual marriage.
I believe DOMA will be argued tomorrow. It is the federal law defining what marriage means when used in federal law.
Pro or con, the news reporting on this has been confusing, IMHO. Or maybe I'm just not very smart...