Tag Archives: CA Supreme Court

Prop 8: Really Most Sincerely Dead

Breaking news out of California: The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to revive Proposition 8, ending the last remaining legal challenge to same-sex marriage in the state. Meeting in closed session, the state high court rejected arguments by ProtectMarriage, Proposition 8’s sponsors, that only an appellate court could overturn a statewide law. In its challenge before the state’s highest court, ...

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California Supreme Court Denies Another Bid To Stop Same-Sex Marriages

SCOTUSblog has the news: 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 ...

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California Supreme Court Denies Bid To Stop Same-Sex Marriages

Via SCOTUSblog: The California Supreme Court on Monday afternoon refused to order county clerks throughout the state to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. The state court noted on the docket for the case (Hollingsworth v. O’Connell, S211990) that it had refused a stay or injunction that would immediately mean that licenses would be allowed only to opposite-sex couples ...

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Protect Marriage Files CA Supreme Court Demand To Reinstate Proposition 8

Via press release from Protect Marriage: Moments ago, we filed a new petition in the California Supreme Court against all of California’s 58 county clerks, and state officials, seeking to restore the enforcement of Proposition 8, the state’s constitutional amendment limiting marriage to a man and a woman.  The undeniable fact is, the man-woman definition of marriage, as passed by ...

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CA Supreme Court Issues Opinion: Haters Have Standing To Defend Proposition 8

As many insiders predicted, today the California Supreme Court issued its opinion that the backers of Proposition 8 should have standing to defend the measure. The question had been punted to the California court by the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, who will now take the opinion into consideration while formulating their own decision on the issue. And the ...

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Prop 8 Standing Ruling Comes Tomorrow

It looks like standing will be granted.

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REWIND: Yesterday’s Prop 8 Hearing

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At Yesterday’s Prop 8 Hearing

More excellent work from prolific JMG reader Sean Chapin.

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TODAY: Prop 8 Standing Hearing

UPDATE: Things are about to begin. UPDATE II: California Channel is overloaded. Try ABC News’ webcast. Today the California Supreme Court will hear Protect Marriage’s argument that they should have standing to defend Proposition 8. The hearing is scheduled to begin around 10am (San Francisco time) and will be carried live on the California Channel. I’ll hunt around for embeddable ...

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CALIFORNIA: Newly Seated Pro-Gay Justice Likely To Hear Prop 8 Arguments

Newly seated California Supreme Court Justice Goodwin Liu, who has expressed support for same-sex marriage, is expected to hear Prop 8 arguments next week when the issue of standing is represented to the Court. Anti-gay groups have loudly called for Goodwin to recuse himself from the case based on his past statements. That, apparently, will not be happening. And as ...

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Alzheimer’s Patient Wants To Marry While He Still Recognizes His Partner

Californians Ed Watson and Derence Kernik have been together for 40 years, but Ed has been been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s and the couple is desperately hoping to marry while he can still recognize Derence. In a totally fucking related development, today the American Family Association denounced attempts to have the stay on Prop 8 lifted, using the headline, “Patience Is ...

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Prop 8 Reactions

Lambda Legal “Because the federal appeals judges said they need clarification, we look forward to a decision by the California Supreme Court confirming that initiative proponents lack legal standing to continue the Perry case. They are not law enforcers, and have the same limited rights as everyone else to litigate only when their own rights are at stake, not merely ...

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CA Supes To Hear Standing Issue

And on we go. Some will say this is a good thing, as it could be the next step to getting Prop 8 before the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Stand By….

Excellent breakdown of what today’s any-minute-now decision might mean.

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CALIFORNIA: State Supreme Court May Weigh In On Prop 8 Request Next Week

Today the San Francisco Chronicle reports: Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakayue says the California Supreme Court will decide soon, maybe next week, on whether to enter the Proposition 8 gay marriage fray. The 9th U.S. Court of Appeals said last month that it cannot decide if the gay marriage ban is constitutional until the state high court weighs in on whether ...

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American Family Association: No Gay Person Is Qualified For The Supreme Court

The American Family Association, judging for yesterday’s furious flurry of press releases, is launching an all-out campaign against Supreme Court nominee Elena Kagan. They want to her admit her “guilt” of being a lesbian, because no gay person could ever be qualified for the job. A refusal to answer is a tacit admission of guilt. But she may not be ...

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The Faces Of Christian Love

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NPR: Gays Conducting Witch Hunt

Plenty of people are pissed off about a NPR report yesterday that characterized gay activists as conducting a “witch hunt” against donors to Yes On 8. “This seems to be an effort to indiscriminately go after anyone who contributed money, regardless of their position on gay issues,” says Frank Schubert, spokesman for the Yes on 8 campaign. He says the ...

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HomoQuotable – Rex Wockner

“Disaster. They constantly interrupted the gay side with aggressive questions, but let Ken Starr go on and on and on. They were obsessed with the fact that the domestic-partnership law gives the same rights as marriage, and they completely ignored the fact that they so eloquently argued that separate isn’t equal in their previous ruling. They seemed enamored of the ...

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CA Papers React To Prop 8 Hearing

According to most of California’s major newspapers, today was not our day. San Francisco Chronicle: California Supreme Court justices directed sharp questioning today at attorneys seeking to overturn Proposition 8, the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Justice Joyce Kennard, one of the justices in the majority of the 4-3 ruling last year that legalized gay and lesbian marriages – a ...

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