Prop. 8 opponents celebrate the ruling to overturn the same-sex marriage ban on August 4 in California.
Los Angeles, California (CNN) - A federal court in California will rule Thursday on whether to keep a temporary stay in place in the case that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriages.
The United States District Court for the Northern District of California will announce its decision between 9 a.m. and noon (12 p.m. and 3 p.m. ET).
If the stay is lifted, same-sex marriages will be legal in California.
Last week, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that voter-approved Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.