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BREAKING: Calif. Supreme Court refuses to revive Prop 8 challenge

Wednesday, August 14, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court refused Wednesday to halt gay marriages in the state, leaving opponents of same-sex weddings few - if any - legal options to stop the unions. [ Read more → ]

Calif. Supreme Court rejects emergency plea to stop gay marriages

Monday, July 15, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court is refusing to order the state to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples. [ Read more → ]
Marcio Jose Sanchez, APProp 8 lead plaintiffs Sandy Stier, left, exchanges wedding vows with Kris Perry during a ceremony presided by California Attorney General Kamala Harris at City Hall in San Francisco, Friday,  June 28, 2013.

Not giving up: Opponents ask California Supreme Court to stop gay weddings

Friday, July 12, 2013
SAN FRANCISCO -- Opponents of same-sex marriage demanded Friday that the California Supreme Court immediately halt the practice that recently resumed in the nation's largest state after a nine-year legal battle. [ Read more → ]

Federal court agrees to consolidate appeals on constitutionality of Proposition 8

Tuesday, November 22, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO -- A federal appeals court on Monday agreed to consolidate the appeal of the 2010 ruling that declared California's Proposition 8 as unconstitutional, with the appeal of another federal judge's refusal to vacate the ruling on the grounds that the presiding judge was biased. [ Read more → ]
The Earl Warren Building in San Francisco, home to the California Supreme Court.

California Supreme Court: Prop 8 proponents can defend gay marriage ban

Thursday, November 17, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO -- In a unanimous ruling Thursday, the California Supreme Court said that Proposition 8 sponsors have the legal right to defend the state's ban on same sex marriage. [ Read more → ]

California Supreme Court to rule on ‘standing’ issue in Proposition 8 appeal

Wednesday, November 16, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court on Wednesday issued notice that it will rule Thursday whether proponents of California's Proposition 8 have "legal standing" to defend the 2008 voter-approved law ban on same-sex marriage. [ Read more → ]
Kate Kendell

NCLR says Prop 8 sponsors should not be allowed to ‘usurp’ elected officials

Tuesday, September 6, 2011
Calling it an "unthinkable blow to California’s democratic system of government if the handful of individuals who sponsored Prop 8 could make decisions for the entire state," Kate Kendell, Executive Director of the NCLR, on Tuesday said that proponents of Proposition 8 should not be allowed to "usurp duly elected officials." [ Read more → ]
The Earl Warren Building is San Francisco, home to the California Supreme Court.

California Supreme Court to hear arguments on ‘standing’ in Prop 8 appeal

Monday, September 5, 2011
On Tuesday, Sept. 6, the California Supreme Court will hear arguments as to whether there is any authority under California law that gives Yes on 8 the right to appeal a ruling that struck down the state ban on same-sex marriage when state officials decided not to. [ Read more → ]

NOM’s Proposition 8 hypocrisy will not be forgotten

Tuesday, August 2, 2011
It’s ironic that the National Organization for Marriage spent over 1.8 million in the effort to pass California's Proposition 8, but was nowhere to be seen when it came to defending it in court... [ Read more → ]
Kamala Harris

California AG tells Court that Prop 8 supporters do not have ‘standing’ to appeal

Thursday, May 5, 2011
California Attorney General Kamala Harris submitted a brief to the state's Supreme Court earlier this week, arguing that state law does not allow the supporters of Proposition 8 -- the 2008 voter approved ban on gay marriage -- the right to defend the measures in court. [ Read more → ]

9th Circuit panel refuses to lift stay in Proposition 8 case

Wednesday, March 23, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO -- The U.S. Court of Appeals panel hearing the Proposition 8 case on Wednesday denied a request by plaintiffs to lift the stay on the lower court’s ruling in their favor. Had the three-judge panel granted the request, same-sex couples in California would... [ Read more → ]

An open letter to the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals: ‘Lift the stay’

Saturday, March 5, 2011
Please read the open letter below from Ed Watson, watch the video, and if you are moved as I am, click this link to sign the petition to ask the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit, to lift the stay of marriage equality in California. [ Read more → ]

California Supreme Court won’t expedite ruling on key issue in Prop 8 case

Wednesday, March 2, 2011
The California Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected a request by the attorneys fighting Proposition 8 to expedite the time line for deciding a key legal question of standing. [ Read more → ]
California Supreme Court Chief Justice Tani Cantil-Sakauye

California Supreme Court to decide soon whether to enter Prop 8 dispute

Thursday, February 3, 2011
SAN FRANCISCO -- The California Supreme Court has signaled that it will decide soon on whether to enter the Proposition 8 gay marriage dispute currently on appeal in a federal appellate court. [ Read more → ]
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