California Supreme Court denies delay on same-sex marriages
By Jason Siegel
The California Supreme Court denied the petition for a rehearing and a stay their ruling on same-sex until November.
Yesterday's order didn't provide information on how the justices reached their decision, just that the three dissenting justices voted to grant a rehearing and that their May 15 decision will be effective June 16 at 5 p.m.
If voters pass an initiative banning same-sex marriages, the status of married same-sex couples will be heavily litigated and decided by the state high court, UCLA law professor Brad Sears told the Los Angeles Times.
"States Seek Delay in California Marriage Ruling" "States Seek Delay in California Marriage Ruling": The New York Times today contains an article that begins, "Concerned about the national ramifications of same-sex marriages in California, attorneys general from 10 states have asked the California Supreme Court to stay its decision legalizing the marriages, which are set to begin on June 17...
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