Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 7 / 15 February 2018

Court denies motion to allow same-sex marriages

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals has denied a motion that would have allowed same-sex couples to marry again in California.

In a brief summary this morning (Wednesday, March 23), a court panel said that after reviewing “all of the facts and circumstances surrounding Plaintiffs’ motion to vacate the stay pending appeal … we deny Plaintiffs’ motion at this time.”

The court has been reviewing the federal lawsuit involving Proposition 8, the state’s same-sex marriage ban, which voters passed in November 2008.

Last August, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker, whose since retired, ruled the ban is unconstitutional, but marriages have been on hold since Prop 8’s backers appealed Walker’s ruling.

The case, Perry v. Brown, is expected to eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court

— Seth Hemmelgarn, March 23, 2011 @ 11:36 am PST
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