As expected, Prop 8 supporters filed their appeal Thursday of Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling declaring the law unconstitutional. The case will now proceed to a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, which has no deadline for hearing the case.  From NPR:

“This ruling, if allowed to stand, threatens not only Prop 8 in California but the laws in 45 other states that define marriage as one man and one woman,” said Brian Brown, president of the National Organization for Marriage, which helped fund the 2008 campaign that led to the ban’s passage.