Court: At least 25 days before Calif. gay marriage

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FILE - In this June 20, 2013 file photo, Chad Griffin, right, president of the Human Rights Campaign, leaves the Supreme Court, with Jeff Zarrillo, left, and Paul Katami, second from left, the plaintiffs in the California Proposition 8 case, and their attorney Ted Olson, center, in Washington. Proposition 8 is the California measure that banned same sex marriages. The U.S. Supreme Court is expected to issue a ruling that will determine the fate of California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages on Wednesday morning, June 26, 2013. (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite, File)

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court says it will wait at least 25 days before allowing gay marriages to resume in California.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals said Wednesday that it will take at least that long for the U.S. Supreme Court's ruling to become official.

The San Francisco-based court said it may continue to bar gay marriages even beyond that if proponents of Proposition 8, the state's gay marriage ban, ask for a rehearing.

The U.S. Supreme Court refused Wednesday to rule on Proposition 8.