Skip to comments.Court halts Calif. gay marriages pending appeal
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.
(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...
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
Color me shocked!
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.
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.
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.
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.
They will merely hold this over until after the November elections....they probably got the memo.
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.
The 9’th circus did this???? wow.
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.
It must be tough being a gay couple and having to wait so long to get married so you can have sex.
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.
The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals can go fry their ass too.
>> There is nothing funnier than an angry effeminate gay man, especially when its 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. :-)
>> It must be tough being a gay couple and having to wait so long to get married so you can have sex.
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.
Precisely ... read my tagline!
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....
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.
“There is nothing funnier than an angry effeminate gay man, especially when its two of them fighting.”
Not even a couple of 240 Lb. gay weight lifters beating the crap out of each other?
“If I wasnt married I would buy a hamster and apply for a marriage license.”
Would this be for ‘consentual’ sex? :o)
Now hell has frozen over! Either way this needs to go all the way to the Supreme Court.
“But I gotta give them credit. They got this one right.
Hopefully theyll also get Arizona right when that comes up shortly.”
They’re scared that the outrage over this is going to cause massive turnover at the polls in November.
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.
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GOOD NEWS! GOOD NEWS!! GOOD NEWS!!!
(I was going to make it blinking but I decided it might be annoying. I’m playing with html finally.)
Yes! Though it’s a temporary victory...
Let's hope for a miracle -- that the Ninth Circus upholds Prop 8 and the SCOTUS doesn't take an appeal.
Wait a minute!
The 9th “Circus Court” made this ruling?
I am stuned! Seriesly stuned!
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!
Now you’re talkin’!!!
Another blow to the libertarian movement.
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?
I believe sanity will prevail in the long run. This November will be a start.
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.
great news, at least something is done right in CA.
common sense prevails
Rush used this line in his show today!
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?