Duncan Ireland (R) and his husband John Ireland hold their son Watson Ireland, 4, as they join gay marriage supporters at a rally in response to the California Supreme Court's ruling on Proposition 8 in West Hollywood, California on May 26, 2009. The Irelands are among the same-sex couples whose marriage was upheld by the court. California's Supreme Court upheld the state's gay-marriage ban Tuesday but said the estimated 18,000 same-sex weddings that took place before the prohibition passed are still valid. (UPI Photo/Jim Ruymen). .