The California Supreme Court just put the kibosh on the last-ditch effort by Prop 8 supporters to stop the same sex weddings now going on across the state. Bloomberg reports:
The California Supreme Court refused a request by backers of Proposition 8 to reinstate the measure, which banned gay marriage, after they lost a fight in nation’s highest court to block same-sex weddings. Proposition 8 backers filed a petition July 12 and asked the state’s high court to order county clerks to enforce the gay-marriage ban, claiming the measure was still valid because a U.S. Supreme Court ruling last month didn’t find it was unconstitutional. They asked for an immediate injunction reinstating the law while the lawsuit is pending. “The request for an immediate stay or injunctive relief is denied,” the court said in a filing today, without giving a reason.
So that’s that – no big surprise, but it’s good to see that the Court saw through their ridiculous arguments.