The California Supreme Court on Wednesday rejected a petition asking it to reinstate Proposition 8, California's now-ended gay marriage ban.

“The petition for a writ of mandate is denied,” the court's docket says.

According to the Los Angeles Times, the high court rejected the arguments of Protect Marriage, the group that sponsored Proposition 8, that a circuit court order could not overturn a statewide law.

Proposition 8 tumbled after the Supreme Court ruled that interveners lacked standing to defend the law, leaving in place a 2010 circuit court ruling declaring it unconstitutional.

Within days after the Supreme Court ruled, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals lifted its stay in the ruling, allowing same-sex marriages to resume in California.

In its filing, Protect Marriage argued that unless the court acts, “the end result will be to allow one federal district judge – empowered by state officials who openly advocated for and ceded to Proposition 8's demise – to nullify a constitutional initiative approved by more than seven million voters.”

Protect Marriage added that retired Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker's ruling only applies to the two counties where plaintiffs live, not the entire state.