Prop 8 en Supreme Court Clears Way for Gay Marriage in California <p>The Supreme Court has cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California by holding that defenders of California's gay marriage ban did not have the right to appeal lower court rulings striking down the ban.<br><br>The court's 5-4 vote Wednesday leaves in place the initial trial court declaration that the ban is unconstitutional. California officials probably will rely on that ruling to allow the resumption of same-sex unions in about a month's time.<br><br>The high court itself said nothing about the validity of gay marriage bans in California and roughly three dozen other states.<br> Wed, 26 Jun 2013 14:55:32 +0000 The Associated Press 12122 at