Skip to comments.Same-sex marriage stays on hold for Prop. 8 appeal
Posted on 03/23/2011 12:48:37 PM PDT by Free ThinkerNY
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court refused today to let same-sex marriages resume in California while it considers the constitutionality of a 2008 ballot measure that defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman.
Gay and lesbian couples and the city of San Francisco had asked the Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals last month to lift its suspension of a federal judge's August 2010 ruling that declared Proposition 8 unconstitutional.
The couples and the city, plaintiffs in a lawsuit challenging Prop. 8, cited the appeals court's decision to put the case on hold while the California Supreme Court decides whether sponsors of the initiative have standing under state law to appeal the judge's ruling.
The state court is scheduled to hear arguments on that issue in September. It may take another three months to rule before returning the case to the federal court.
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Holy smokes! Did one of the two liberals on the court have a stroke or something?
The rule of law needs to be upheld. This was a lawfully passed constitutional amendment. As was the amendment which forbade welfare to illegal aliens.
Californians are often dissed on FR, but we pass a lot of good laws, only to have them gutted by an out of control court system.
If it is overturned, it will be one of the most abhorrent actions of an out of control judiciary. There is no federal protection for same sex marriage, even though the IOC (idiot in chief) had declared DOMA unconstitutional. I suspect that they will try to tie it to the 14th Amendment and the equal protection clause.
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“I suspect that they will try to tie it to the 14th Amendment and the equal protection clause.”
I’d praise your perspicacity, but that’s what they always tie it to. Well, that and the due process clause.
I’m not even sure why I bothered voting... And once the judges get involved, especially here in California, its a long drawn out road to disappointment....
Fag Fransicko is not happy.