USA, California: Supreme Court Turns Down San Diego Clerk’s Bid to Halt Same Sex Weddings

Written by scott on July 23rd, 2013

Prop 8 OverThe California Supreme Court just quashed the San Diego County Clerk’s request to immediately halt all same sex weddings in the state. The Los Angeles Times reports:

The California Supreme Court once again refused to stop gays from marrying, rejecting a bid Tuesday by a San Diego County clerk. In a closed session, the state high court turned down a request by San Diego County Clerk Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr. for a temporary hold or “stay” on same-sex marriages. The court rejected a similar request last week by the sponsors of Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned gay marriage. Dronenburg asked the court Friday to stop the marriages while it considers whether a 2010 federal injunction required him and other county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples. He noted that the California Constitution continues to define marriage as an opposite-sex union.

They will still look at the challenges in August. But for now, the weddings will go on!

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1 Comments so far ↓

  1. Michael says:

    Each challenge by the aggressive pro-homophobia lobby proves more clearly that they are solely motivated by anti-gay animus.

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