The Golden State's highest court announced today that it will issue its long-awaited decision on the validity of the state's same-sex marriage ban on Tuesday, after the Memorial Day Weekend.
Justices are considering a series of lawsuits seeking to overturn Proposition 8, and will also decide on the whether to allow the estimated 18,000 gay couples who were married in California before the measure passed to stay wed.
Court observers have doubted the Supreme Court would invalidate the ban but no one knows if the thousands of married couples will remain married.
Since the arguments, three states -- Iowa, Maine and Vermont -- have joined Massachusetts and Connecticut in making same-sex marriage legal.
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