Although it’s really just housekeeping, it’s great to see this ugly chapter of California history finally officially closed. SDGLN reports:
Moments ago, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals officially closed the books on its involvement in California’s Proposition 8 case that took away same-gender marriage. The Ninth Circuit issued this order: “Order filed for PUBLICATION (STEPHEN R. REINHARDT, MICHAEL DALY HAWKINS and N. RANDY SMITH) In accordance with the Supreme Court’s opinion of June 26, 2013 as well as the resulting judgment, this appeal is dismissed for lack of jurisdiction. The clerk is directed to issue the mandate forthwith.”
Now we just have to wait until the California Supreme Court rules on the petition last month by anti gay groups. The hearing will likely come next month, but the chances of the Court undoing all the new weddings seem slim to none.