9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday Clears the Way for Same-Sex Marriage to Resume

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

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8 Responses to 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday Clears the Way for Same-Sex Marriage to Resume

  1. Scott Dancer says:

    I am proud to be a Californian. Once again, we’re known for fairness and equality.

    And the next time the Mormons decide to sully our great state with their religious hypocrisy and bigotry, step off — into the Pacific Ocean, where you will hopefully drown.

    But today is a tremendous day and we should begin celebrating!

  2. So soon? I thought this was going to take 25 days. I’m very happy and proud to be a native Californian.

  3. Matteo says:

    CA AG Kamala Harris: “I now pronounce you spouses for life.”

  4. DMason says:

    A great day for gay couples in California! I am elated! 🙂

  5. Randy Arroyo says:

    Initially, news reports said it would take the U.S. 9th District Court 25 days to lift the stay. I think they had everything ready to go and once Gov. Brown and AG Harris said “Go”, it was all gravy. Now, lets hope the religious right (that’s you Mormons) keep the hell out of California. Leave us alone!

  6. Unconditional1 says:

    There was a time when Minnesota was as Evolved as Ca., but the Religious right has so contaminated Mn. that Mn. now is polluted with the hubris of Unholy dogma from; send her back to “hellfire and damnation Iowa,” Michelle Bachman. She and her ignorant minions have sucked the potential life-force out of the once great power of Mn. and denigrated it to a has been joke! Good luck Mn.,you will need it!

  7. feminazi says:

    With 11% of the population of the U.S., gay marriage means a huge windfall for California business, so I would think Democrats and especially Republicans alike would be thrilled. Yet, Republicans are choking on sour grapes. I don’t understand?

  8. Mauigirl says:

    So glad for you – and glad that they didn’t make California couples wait 25 days!

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