Posts Tagged: Prop. 8

Prop 8 Declared Unconstitutional

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The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage after the California Supreme Court had previously found that same-sex couples had the right to marry. You can find a link to the actual ruling at SCOTUSblog. That doesn’t mean, however, that same-sex couples in California can start getting […]

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Prop 8 Update

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals continued Judge Vaughn Walker’s stay pending appeal. On the plus side (and I’m grasping here), the appeal was expedited, which means the process will move faster than it might otherwise. And given that pretty much everyone figured this was going to the Supreme Court, this means we’re one step […]

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The Latest on Prop 8

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The stay is lifted, sort of. Judge Vaughn Walker decided today that same-sex marriages can resume in California on August 18. You can read the final stay order here. Why the delay? Judge Walker knew that Prop 8 opponents plan to appeal to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, and I’d imagine he didn’t want […]

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More Prop 8 Reactions

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Motions were due today to argue whether Judge Walker’s temporary stay on performing same-sex marriages should continue. No word yet on when he will rule. The reason this satirical piece from the SF Appeal works so well is because it shows the speciousness of the National Organization for Marriage’s argument regardless of whether one’s sexual […]

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Prop 8 Reactions

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As you may have heard, yesterday Judge Vaughn Walker found California’s Prop 8 to be unconstitutional. Here’s the entire ruling if you’re into those sorts of things. I’m not a lawyer, but it read to me like a beatdown, and some lawyer friends of mine agreed. Start with some of the big guns commenting on […]

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