Marriage Actions Spreading in Southern States (VIDEO)

08/20/2013 02:58 pm ET | Updated Feb 02, 2016

The California Supreme Court has handed the proponents of Prop 8 one last defeat, and it couldn't have happened to a nicer group of people. After losing their case at the Supreme Court (and Federal District Court, and Court of Appeals), the proponents took a hail-mary shot at saving Prop 8 at the California Supreme Court. As predicted, it failed. Prop 8 is gone for good.

Meanwhile, marriage efforts are picking up all across the South, with civil actions starting this week.

And a terminally ill man in Ohio got an extension on a ruling that protected his marriage -- but the ruling still isn't permanent.