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Excruciating Wait For SCOTUS Decision On Prop. 8’s Constitutionality

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Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Same-sex marriage supporters demonstrate in front of the U.S. Supreme Court on March 26, 2013 in Washington, DC. (Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS)— As another day came and went and still no decision on California’s ban on same-sex marriage by the U.S. Supreme Court, those involved in the long fight have found the wait excruciating.

It’s been more than nine years since the battle over gay marriage began in San Francisco, so what’s a few more days to find out if the ban is constitutional or not?

For Stuart Gaffney from Marriage Equality USA, each passing day has been torment.

“We and our entire community are all on pins and needles. We’re getting up early every morning that is a Supreme Court decision day. We’re just on the edge of our seats. It’s been quite a waiting game,” Gaffney said.

And that wait continues with no ruling yet from the high court. It put off rulings on Prop 8 and the challenge to the Defense of Marriage Act, until at least Tuesday morning and it may take until the last day of this term (either Wednesday or Thursday) for it to rule on Prop 8.

Plaintiffs, defendants, attorneys on all sides are busy getting ready for that decision.

KCBS has reached out to the authors of Prop 8 to see how they’re coping with the mounting suspense, but they have yet to respond.

(Copyright 2013 by CBS San Francisco. All Rights Reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.)

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