Ninth Circuit seeks guidance on same-sex marriage appeal from California high court

[JURIST] The US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] on Tuesday asked [order, PDF] the Supreme Court of California [official website] to weigh in on whether supporters of Proposition 8 [text, PDF; JURIST news archive], California’s same-sex marriage ban, have standing to defend the measure when state officials have refused to do so. Judge Vaughn Walker of the US District Court for the Northern District of California [official website] struck down Proposition 8 [JURIST report] in August….