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A San Diego County Clerk had filed a petition with the California Supreme Court asking the court to temporarily halt same-sex marriages because, well, because stupid.
Just moments ago CASC turned down the request. The case is still to be heard, but same-sex marriages will continue in California until a final decision, which is all but certain to go against said clerk.
Breaking: CA Supreme Court denies San Diego County clerk's request to immediately block same-sex marriages via #Prop8
For the second time in the past eight days, the California Supreme Court on Tuesday refused to order county clerks across the state to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. In a brief order, without a noted dissent, the state court turned down a plea by the clerk of San Diego County to halt all such licensing until the legal status of the “Proposition 8″ ban is further clarified.
The state court is still considering two pleas to keep “Proposition 8″ intact throughout most if not all of California, on the theory that it remains binding in the state despite a federal judge’s 2010 decision striking it down in the case of two same-sex couples. One of those challenges is by the sponsors of the ballot measure, the other by the San Diego County clerk. State officials and the clerks of 20 other California counties are resisting those requests.
Originally posted to jpmassar on Tue Jul 23, 2013 at 04:53 PM PDT.