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Court halts Calif. gay marriages pending appeal
AP on Yahoo ^ | 8/16/10 | Lisa Leff - ap

Posted on 08/16/2010 4:28:15 PM PDT by NormsRevenge

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely Monday while it considers the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban.

The decision, issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, trumps a lower court judge's order that would have allowed county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Wednesday.

Lawyers for the two gay couples that challenged the ban said Monday they would not appeal the panel's decision on the stay to the Supreme Court.

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Government; Politics/Elections; US: California
KEYWORDS: 9thcircuit; appeal; caglbt; california; catholic; gaymarriages; homosexualagenda; lawsuit; mormon; ninthcircuit; pending; prop8; ruling; samesexmarriage; vaughnwalker

1 posted on 08/16/2010 4:28:18 PM PDT by NormsRevenge
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A man opposed to same sex marriage carries signs outside City Hall prior to a judge lifting the Proposition 8 stay on same sex marriages at City Hall in San Francisco, California August 12, 2010... REUTERS/Robert Galbraith


2 posted on 08/16/2010 4:30:38 PM PDT by NormsRevenge (Semper Fi ... Godspeed .. Monthly Donor Onboard .. Obama: Epic Fail or Bust!!!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Color me shocked!


3 posted on 08/16/2010 4:36:26 PM PDT by San Jacinto
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To: NormsRevenge

I don’t mind those pole smokin, rump rangers, just don’t think they should get married. That’s just plain F#@ked up!

There is nothing funnier than an angry effeminate gay man, especially when it’s two of them fighting.


4 posted on 08/16/2010 4:36:37 PM PDT by Captain PJ
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To: NormsRevenge

Thank God SOME adults are watching the shop.

This is the only proper course of action while the will of the people (meaningless, according to the court so far) has to defend itself against liberals out to wreck our society.

If I wasn’t married I would buy a hamster and apply for a marriage license. People in Utah should be RUSHING to the courthouse to get sanctioning for polygamy and polyandry.


5 posted on 08/16/2010 4:37:20 PM PDT by freedumb2003 (The frog who accepts a ride from a scorpion should expect a sting and the phrase "it is my nature.")
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To: NormsRevenge

I have zero use for the 9th Circus of Appeals.

But I gotta give them credit. They got this one right.

Hopefully they’ll also get Arizona right when that comes up shortly.


6 posted on 08/16/2010 4:38:05 PM PDT by upchuck (Unemployment benefits -- the NEW Welfare.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wait a minute. I distinctly remember that Judge Vaughn Walker had decided that this issue was over, and that no questioning of his wisdom would be allowed, or was even necessary. Gender has nothing to do with marriage. He said so in plain English. If that’s true (and it undoubtedly is, because he said so), then no appeal could possibly succeed. So it makes no sense to stay the implementation of his most beneficent ruling.


7 posted on 08/16/2010 4:41:48 PM PDT by Minn (Here is a realistic picture of the prophet: ----> ([: {()
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To: upchuck

They will merely hold this over until after the November elections....they probably got the memo.


8 posted on 08/16/2010 4:42:21 PM PDT by Seeking the truth (0cents.com - Are you sick of Obama - visit this site!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Good news!


9 posted on 08/16/2010 4:43:26 PM PDT by 1035rep
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To: Minn

Walker’s ruling was absolutely pathetic - a political statement wrapped up in a court ruling.

All I could think while reading it and the 9th circus appeal was he wrote is so ridiculous it would have to be overturned but he’d still get his point across.


10 posted on 08/16/2010 4:44:19 PM PDT by Brytani (There Is No (D) in November! Go Allen!!! www.allenwestforcongress.com)
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To: NormsRevenge

The 9’th circus did this???? wow.


11 posted on 08/16/2010 4:46:01 PM PDT by Cementjungle
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To: upchuck

All depends on what combination of 3 judges you get. It’s possible to get good rulings out of this court - albeit with low probability.


12 posted on 08/16/2010 4:48:42 PM PDT by Republican Wildcat
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To: NormsRevenge

It must be tough being a gay couple and having to wait so long to get married so you can have sex.


13 posted on 08/16/2010 4:54:29 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: NormsRevenge
Thank God!
Let's hope SCOTUS does the right thing!

14 posted on 08/16/2010 5:10:29 PM PDT by Recovering_Democrat
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To: NormsRevenge

I hope a judge I know is on the 3 member panel. She would not be inclined towards gay marriage. She was in the majority when the 9th ruled in favor of the Pledge of Allegiance.


15 posted on 08/16/2010 5:14:46 PM PDT by AU72
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To: Republican Wildcat

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals can go fry their ass too.


16 posted on 08/16/2010 5:15:23 PM PDT by donhunt (Where does this totalitarian ashwipe get off telling me I can't chose for myself?)
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To: Captain PJ

>> There is nothing funnier than an angry effeminate gay man, especially when it’s two of them fighting.

I’m gonna have to take your word for that. I don’t tend to hang out where such a thing would ever happen.

Otherwise, your post is quite, uh, *colorful*. After you’ve been around awhile, maybe you’ll come out of your shell and tell us how you REALLY feel. :-)


17 posted on 08/16/2010 5:17:43 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

>> It must be tough being a gay couple and having to wait so long to get married so you can have sex.

ROFLMAO!

Actually, if what I’ve read is correct, they want to get married so they can visit each other in the hospital when they’re dying from the diseases they catch while having unmarried backdoor sex. :-)

And so they can draw survivor’s benefits at taxpayer expense.


18 posted on 08/16/2010 5:20:29 PM PDT by Nervous Tick (Eat more spinach! Make Green Jobs for America!)
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To: NormsRevenge
Color me cynical but there are multiple (political) reasons for this ruling.

If they did not issue a stay the Prop. 8 proponents would appeal to the Supremes. Who would hear the appeal?? None other than King Anthony (Kennedy), the man in black who will ultimately decide this issue. Kennedy is most likely on vacation or otherwise indisposed so he would be none too pleased to be dragged away to hear the appeal.

As someone else mentioned, this will lower the impact of the ruling on the election this November. If they had not stayed the ruling and Kennedy had gone along it would (a) have tipped Kennedy's hand and given conservatives time to mount a movement against this. And, (b) the pictures of the lovey-dovey gays cooing at the altar would be plastered all over the news media and would further motivate conservatives this November.

The Supremes will probably not hand down their unappealable order to the rest of us until sometime in 2012. I think the chances are a lot better than even that they will force the re-definition of marriage to include homosexuals.
19 posted on 08/16/2010 5:23:01 PM PDT by fifedom
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To: Nervous Tick
Actually, if what I’ve read is correct, they want to get married so they can visit each other in the hospital when they’re dying from the diseases they catch while having unmarried backdoor sex. :-)

Precisely ... read my tagline!

20 posted on 08/16/2010 5:32:04 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: fifedom
Look guy when this goes to the US Supreme Court...what ever is ruled will apply thought out the US...

Prop 8 amended the State of California Constitution ..no gay marriage ...

Walker ruled the states MUST have gay marriage under the US Constitution...

If the US Supreme Court upholds the ruling... all 50 states will be forced to have gay marriage... the states have no choice... if it overturned.. it back to the states choice....

21 posted on 08/16/2010 5:43:42 PM PDT by tophat9000 (.............................. BP + BO = BS ...........................Formula for a disaster...)
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To: tophat9000

Uhh.. that’s what I said. And, given King Anthony’s previous decisions, he will likely rule to re-define marriage to include homosexuals. i.e. overturn Prop. 8 and force all states to change their marriage laws to allow homosexuals to marry. So this is just a strategic step by the Ninth Circus to minimize political damage to the dems until the Supremes make their big decision.


22 posted on 08/16/2010 6:04:11 PM PDT by fifedom
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

23 posted on 08/16/2010 6:47:33 PM PDT by massmike (...So this is what happens when OJ's jury elects the president....)
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To: Captain PJ

“There is nothing funnier than an angry effeminate gay man, especially when it’s two of them fighting.”

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Not even a couple of 240 Lb. gay weight lifters beating the crap out of each other?
.


24 posted on 08/16/2010 6:51:37 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: freedumb2003

“If I wasn’t married I would buy a hamster and apply for a marriage license.”

.
Would this be for ‘consentual’ sex? :o)
.


25 posted on 08/16/2010 6:53:44 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Now hell has frozen over! Either way this needs to go all the way to the Supreme Court.


26 posted on 08/16/2010 6:54:54 PM PDT by Maelstorm (This country was not founded with the battle cry "give me liberty or give me a govt check!")
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To: upchuck

“But I gotta give them credit. They got this one right.

Hopefully they’ll also get Arizona right when that comes up shortly.”

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They’re scared that the outrage over this is going to cause massive turnover at the polls in November.
.


27 posted on 08/16/2010 6:55:46 PM PDT by editor-surveyor (Obamacare is America's kristallnacht !!)
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To: NormsRevenge

Finally some common sense from the Court system. 7,000,000 voters spoke loud and clear and used to ballot box to reject validating homosexual ‘marriages’. To think that one sole solitary sodomite judge would be allowed to overturn that for his own benefit defies the very foundations of justice. Looks like Vaughn Walker won’t be the first in line to marry his homosexual lover on Wednesday as he had planned.


28 posted on 08/16/2010 7:08:38 PM PDT by DesertRenegade
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GOOD NEWS! GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!!!

29 posted on 08/16/2010 8:06:39 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: little jeremiah
Bravo!
30 posted on 08/16/2010 8:24:08 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: vox_freedom

(I was going to make it blinking but I decided it might be annoying. I’m playing with html finally.)


31 posted on 08/16/2010 8:27:56 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: little jeremiah
Thank GOD!
32 posted on 08/16/2010 8:28:37 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: NormsRevenge

Yes! Though it’s a temporary victory...


33 posted on 08/16/2010 8:37:20 PM PDT by JSDude1
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To: Recovering_Democrat
Let's hope SCOTUS does the right thing!

Let's hope for a miracle -- that the Ninth Circus upholds Prop 8 and the SCOTUS doesn't take an appeal.

34 posted on 08/16/2010 8:49:38 PM PDT by Ol' Sparky (Liberal Republicans are the greater of two evils)
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To: NormsRevenge
Wonderful news!

 
Marriage: One Man -- One Woman

35 posted on 08/16/2010 8:53:48 PM PDT by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: little jeremiah
Any guesses on how
Ms. Kagan
will vote?

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36 posted on 08/16/2010 9:00:15 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Wait a minute!

The 9th “Circus Court” made this ruling?

I am stuned! Seriesly stuned!


37 posted on 08/16/2010 9:10:46 PM PDT by airborne (Why is it we won't allow the Bible in school, but we will in prison? Think about it.)
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To: vox_freedom

Maybe by that time 0thugga will have been found to be ineligible, knew it, arrested for various crimes, deported to his home country, and everyone he hired/appointed/all bills signed will be made null and void!


38 posted on 08/16/2010 9:50:35 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: little jeremiah

Now you’re talkin’!!!


39 posted on 08/16/2010 9:52:49 PM PDT by vox_freedom (America is being tested as never before in its history. May God help us.)
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To: NormsRevenge

Another blow to the libertarian movement.

40 posted on 08/17/2010 1:20:35 AM PDT by aSeattleConservative
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To: fifedom

The homophiles are crowing that the Prop 8 defenders may not have “standing” to appeal. Has anyone considered that if Whitman, who says she opposes same-sex “marriage,” is elected Governor in November, that she will be able to give “standing” to the side for marriage?


41 posted on 08/17/2010 5:40:13 AM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: JSDude1
Yes, it's temporary, but a tremendous victory for the family values warriors. As a result, same-sex couples CAN'T "wed;" any that would have been allowed to would create judicial havoc just as the CA Supreme Ct. did in allowing sodomite "marriage" in 2008 with the implications of a Prop 8 victory pending.

I believe sanity will prevail in the long run. This November will be a start.

42 posted on 08/17/2010 5:50:52 AM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: Ol' Sparky
Let's hope for a miracle -- that the Ninth Circus upholds Prop 8 and the SCOTUS doesn't take an appeal.

This will only defer the inevitable. I say get it out in the open, to the top, and get it over with now. If homosexual "marriage" is mandated by the courts, we can then put our energies into enacting a federal constitutional amendment defining marriage, as we should have done in 2006. If the USSC finds its sanity and affirms marriage to be what it is, then the homoperverts have lost for generations and the tide will have turned. They can go the way of bell bottoms and afros.

43 posted on 08/17/2010 5:56:52 AM PDT by fwdude (Anita Bryant was right.)
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To: little jeremiah

great news, at least something is done right in CA.

common sense prevails


44 posted on 08/17/2010 6:01:20 AM PDT by manc (WILL OBAMA EVER GO TO CHURCH ON A SUNDAY OR WILL HE LET THE MEDIA/LEFT BE FOOLED FOR EVER)
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To: Mr Ramsbotham

Rush used this line in his show today!


45 posted on 08/17/2010 5:21:51 PM PDT by okiejag
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To: okiejag

Yes, I noticed that! He even built up to it with a contrived lead-in. I can’t help but wonder if he got the idea from visiting Free Republic?


46 posted on 08/17/2010 7:54:14 PM PDT by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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