The California Supreme Court is refusing to stop same-sex weddings while it is considering a legal bid to revive Proposition 8.

The court rejected a request by ProtectMarriage, the sponsors of the 2008 Prop. 8 ballot measure, to halt the issuing of marriage licenses to same-sex couples while considering the group's contention that a federal judge's injunction against the ban did not apply statewide.

The court is not expected to rule on the group's petition until August at the earliest.