August 12th, 2010
08:20 AM ET
10 years ago

Decision on stay expected in California same-sex marriages case

ALT TEXT Prop. 8 opponents celebrate the ruling to overturn the same-sex marriage ban on August 4 in California.

Los Angeles, California (CNN) - A federal court in California will rule Thursday on whether to keep a temporary stay in place in the case that overturned the state's ban on same-sex marriages.

The United States District Court for the Northern District of California will announce its decision between 9 a.m. and noon (12 p.m. and 3 p.m. ET).

If the stay is lifted, same-sex marriages will be legal in California.

Last week, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco struck down the state's ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that voter-approved Proposition 8 violates the U.S. Constitution.

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soundoff (11 Responses)
  1. awaitingliberalizationbyCNN

    It is California, the brokest laughinstock in the land of lberals. What do you expect will happen. Don't look for sanity and we all know how liberasls (witness the failed stimulus program and the resultant "summer of prosperity" we are now enjoying or perhaps the Obozocare program, there are so many lying fraud liberal programs) will ignore the people and do what makes their drug addled minds feel good.

    August 12, 2010 08:29 am at 8:29 am |
  2. Gil

    It is about time that people of gay gender should not be denied their Constitutional Rights and be asked to settle for less. An ignorant public, that doesn't know the Constitution, should be over ruled and educated. Prejudice is the problem! We need to educate Americans as to the what Civics is all about. Maybe they were never taught or were too ignorant to be listening about it in class?

    August 12, 2010 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  3. New Age Independant

    Interesting how the will of a single activist judge, who should have recused himself from the ruling, outweighs the will of the people of one of the most liberal states in the country.

    August 12, 2010 08:54 am at 8:54 am |
  4. Not listening

    The people of California stated their wishes when they voted the ban in. But these liberal judges and politicians don't listen. Bunch of freaks.

    August 12, 2010 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  5. norma

    I still cannot understand how denying someone else the right to legally marry the person they love negatively affects my marriage in any way.

    Interracial couples have been legally getting married for over 40 years, and it hasn't ruined the marriages of people who are of the same race.

    Tolerance will prevail over hatred once again!

    August 12, 2010 08:56 am at 8:56 am |
  6. Blaum

    it's a travesty that one person can rule... and cancel the will of the people.... no matter what the issue....

    that my friends... is not democracy......

    August 12, 2010 09:04 am at 9:04 am |
  7. Chessnutz of Liverpool NY

    Individual freedom! Yea! Let my brothers and sisters live their private lives without Government intrusion.

    August 12, 2010 09:15 am at 9:15 am |
  8. Big George in Big D

    These people should stay at home instead of parading their sickness for the world to see. You don't see other countries' gay people doing this!

    August 12, 2010 09:22 am at 9:22 am |
  9. Scott

    So the will of the American people do not matter. Even thou the Majority of people voted for Prop 8, One person who happens to be a judge, says sorry your vote does not count. SO why do we even vote, Sounds like this country is turning into a dictorship. No Judge should be allowed to reject the ruling of the majority. Whatever happen to a goverment for the people, of the people, by the people?

    August 12, 2010 09:28 am at 9:28 am |
  10. Danny

    Are they going to get another gay judge with a political agenda to make this ruling os is that all there is in California.

    August 12, 2010 09:50 am at 9:50 am |
  11. Sniffit

    What the bigots don't realize is that because of their nonsense, if this stay is lifted, there will be lines aroudn the block and a flood of marriages between people who are afraid they will only have a brief window of opportunity to commit their lives to one another. You just gotta love when massive bouts of conservative, religio-fascist idiocy have a paradoxical effect...

    August 12, 2010 10:47 am at 10:47 am |