For the second time in a week, the California Supreme Court has refused to halt same-sex marriages across the state while it considers the latest legal showdown over Proposition 8. Ernest Dronenburg Jr. The governor and attorney general handed down that edict in late June, when the U. Dronenburg, in his court papers, said the situation has left him in a legal quandary because issuing marriage licenses conflicts with Proposition 8. Attorney General Kamala Harris has pushed the Supreme Court to reject the bid to halt same-sex marriages, calling the legal maneuver a last-ditch attempt to salvage Proposition 8. In a separate brief, 20 county clerks asked the Supreme Court to reject the arguments of gay marriage foes, saying the state has the legal authority over marriage licensing.
Gay Marriage In California
Marriage for Same-Sex Couples in California | Lambda Legal
District Court Judge Vaughn Walker in a page decision. Walker issued a stay on the order overturning Prop 8 to allow supporters of the measure to argue why it should remain in effect while pursuing an appeal. The case is expected to reach the U. Supreme Court. The controversial ballot measure was launched in response to a state supreme court decision allowing gays and lesbians to wed.
Gay Marriage by State 2021
For more than a decade, the battle over same-sex marriage and other rights for gay couples has been hard fought in U. Use this timeline to view milestones in the fight and how state laws have changed since On June 26, , the U. Supreme Court ruled that same-sex couples have a constitutional right to marry nationwide. California starts registering domestic partners.
Supreme Court justices signaled on Tuesday that they are reluctant to embrace a broad ruling finding a fundamental right to marriage for gays and lesbians across the United States. As sign-waving demonstrators massed outside, the court completed more than an hour of oral argument on whether to let stand a California ban on same-sex marriage without indicating a clear path forward. The two were married in when it was legal and they hope the U. Supreme Court will rule in their upcoming hearing on California's Proposition 8 to make it legal for other same-sex couples to marry.