August 12, 2010

Breaking News: Judge Lifts Stay in Prop. 8 Case, Effective August 18

U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker has denied the request of Proposition 8 supporters to extend the stay of his order enjoining California's ban on same-sex marriages. Today's order may be found here and the SF Chronicle has this report. When Judge Walker issued his opinion finding Prop 8 unconstitutional last week, he issued a temporary stay, which is to remain in effect until August 18 at 5:00 pm. Prop 8 proponents will thus have time to seek a stay from the Ninth Circuit and perhaps the Supreme Court, before California again starts allowing gay couples to marry. That could lead to expedited consideration of the case by the Court, as Rick suggested here.

Posted by tokajid at August 12, 2010 12:59 PM