Friday, June 28, 2013
The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday lifted its stay on an injunction and cleared the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.
State officials ordered California’s 58 counties to stop enforcing Proposition 8 and can now begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses.
Gov. Jerry Brown and Attorney General Kamala D. Harris have pledged to block Proposition 8 across California, as the momentum for gay marriage is likely to hinder any further challenges.
County clerks who preside over marriages said they were ready for same-sex weddings. Marriage licenses already are gender-neutral in California and clerks began receiving calls on Wednesday from gay couples wanting to schedule appointments.
SOURCE: Los Angeles Times