High court lets same-sex marriages in California continue
June 30th, 2013
02:24 PM ET
10 months ago

High court lets same-sex marriages in California continue

Washington (CNN) – The U.S. Supreme Court on Sunday refused to stop California from issuing same-sex marriage licenses, turning aside an emergency request from supporters of Proposition 8, the voter-approved measure that had earlier been dismissed by the justices on narrow, jurisdictional grounds. It is the latest legal and political twist in an issue that has divided the state.

Justice Anthony Kennedy refused to vacate a stay of a decision Friday by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 9th Circuit in San Francisco, which had lifted a previous injunction on the ability of gays and lesbians to legally wed. Officials across the state, including the attorney general, quickly began performing same-sex marriages, including those of the two couples who brought the original lawsuit.

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  1. labman57

    So why did a right wing group from Arizona feel compelled to meddle into the affairs of California? What part of "no standing" didn't they understand?

    Well, it's hotter than Hades in Arizona right now.
    Perhaps these ignorant religious zealots believed that the current heat wave is the result of "God's wrath" against America for permitting gay couples to marry.

    Bottom line: Independence Day arrived a tad earlier this year, as people across the nation are being entertained by the sights and sounds of right wing heads exploding.

    June 30, 2013 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |
  2. rs

    Sorry, "Conservatives", your attempt to legislate marriage appears to be over. Once a few suits are filed raising issues around the Full Faith and Credit clause of the Constitution regarding the rights of people who have state sanctioned marriages to move to other states where so-called marriage protection laws exist and it will be game over.
    The GOP will be stained having aligned themselves with the fundamentalist theocratic government movement, and trying to legislate against the desires of the majority of Americans.

    June 30, 2013 05:07 pm at 5:07 pm |
  3. don in albuquerque

    GOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    June 30, 2013 05:43 pm at 5:43 pm |
  4. Data Driven

    World hasn't ended yet? Hm. Guess you were wrong, thumpers.

    June 30, 2013 05:59 pm at 5:59 pm |
  5. GonzoinHouston

    I have to admit I'm enjoying the heck out of this. This is a disaster for the Christian Taliban. What's worse, now that gay marriage is resuming and expanding in more states, the sun will still come up in the morning and straight marriage will not collapse. All their predictions of social catastrophe will fail to come to pass. Conservatives will react to this like they did to the lack of WMD's in Iraq: by digging themselves even deeper into their alternate reality.

    June 30, 2013 06:29 pm at 6:29 pm |
  6. Former GOP

    ...........GOP show that BIG TENT is really a matchbox

    June 30, 2013 08:37 pm at 8:37 pm |
  7. qa

    will not ever happen in arizona....people here have some come sense in values and morals...my religion is very much against same sex activity, adomination ...

    June 30, 2013 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  8. GOP = Greed Over People

    So to recap, the cons lost the Prop 8 because they had no standing in the case, and yet they whine to the Supremes to stop weddings after the ruling, 'cuz the same group of private neocons thinks the Supremes should intervene because the 25 days had not expired?

    Stupid is repeating the same actions and expecting different outcomes.

    The GOP is a fount of stupidity!

    June 30, 2013 09:51 pm at 9:51 pm |
  9. S. B. Stein

    It was the ruling of the court that said those that tried to defend the law that weren't the state of CA didn't have standing. That would mean the lower court that said the law isn't valid should be able to let the same sex marriages continue. I don't see why there would be anything to keep it from happening.

    June 30, 2013 10:15 pm at 10:15 pm |
  10. John the Historian

    We now have federal recognition of Gay marriage. Once Gays and Lesbians start marrying in foreign countries where it is legal and bring their recognized spouses to the USa, a big transformation will come. Within 5 years the entire USA will have Gay marriage. Get over it Christian Right. No wants your theocracy.

    June 30, 2013 10:18 pm at 10:18 pm |
  11. Getoverit

    @labman57
    So why did a right wing group from Arizona feel compelled to meddle into the affairs of California? What part of "no standing" didn't they understand?

    Well, it's hotter than Hades in Arizona right now.
    Perhaps these ignorant religious zealots believed that the current heat wave is the result of "God's wrath" against America for permitting gay couples to marry.

    Bottom line: Independence Day arrived a tad earlier this year, as people across the nation are being entertained by the sights and sounds of right wing heads exploding.
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    Can't wait until these couples start reproducing. Oh, wait.....

    July 1, 2013 12:57 am at 12:57 am |
  12. NATHAN WIMBERLY

    When it rains,it pours for the Guns Over People tea potty wingnuts. Their heads are exploding and fun to watch.

    July 1, 2013 06:07 am at 6:07 am |