In this file photo from Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, a rainbow flag flies below the American flag outside City Hall in San Francisco. The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, to

 

              In this file photo from Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, a rainbow flag flies below the American flag outside City Hall in San Francisco. The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, to
In this file photo from Thursday, Aug. 12, 2010, a rainbow flag flies below the American flag outside City Hall in San Francisco. The U.S. Supreme Court decided Friday, Dec. 7, 2012, to hear the appeal of a ruling that struck down Proposition 8, the state’s measure that banned same sex marriages. The highly anticipated decision by the court means same-sex marriages will not resume in California any time soon. The justices likely will not issue a ruling until spring of next year. A federal appeals court ruled in February that Proposition 8’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. But the court delayed implementing the order until same-sex marriage opponents proponents could ask the U.S. Supreme Court to review the ruling. (AP Photo/Ben Margot)