June 28th, 2013
07:21 PM ET
10 years ago

Same-sex marriages resume in California after court gives go-ahead

(CNN) - The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Friday that same-sex marriages can resume in California, a move that the Supreme Court paved the way for on Wednesday.

Three judges on the appeals court made it possible for local governments to issue marriage certificates for gay and lesbian couples with a few words: "The stay in the above matter is dissolved effective immediately."


Filed under: California • Same-sex marriage
soundoff (4 Responses)
  1. Woman In California

    "The stay in the above matter is dissolved effective immediately."

    Says man.

    June 28, 2013 11:34 pm at 11:34 pm |
  2. Hillcrester

    In CA, County Clerks have stacks of marriage license applications in storage from when SSM was legal once before. They should be able to issue them immediately. I expect many marriages in San Diego before the July 13 Pride Parade.

    June 29, 2013 04:56 am at 4:56 am |
  3. vikingwoman

    What a relief this must be for many couples in California! Too bad the SC didn't have the guts to gut DOMA 1ce & for all! For all the gay couples in this nation who still can't marry in their states, that is! Equality=the word of the Century!!

    June 29, 2013 01:05 pm at 1:05 pm |
  4. ghost

    We are not there yet we as a peopl are working on it. When everything is really equal this country will be a much better place to be. You think we have an immigration problem, wait until we have complete equality. I may not live to see it but it is coming. CLINTON 2016

    June 29, 2013 07:39 pm at 7:39 pm |