Wednesday, 24 July 2013 17:20

California Supreme Court Refused To Stop Marriage Equality

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Once again, the California Supreme Court refused an application to leave proposition 8 effective.

 

According to the Los Angeles Times, San Diego County Clerk Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr requested for a temporary hold or "stay" on same-sex marriages but the court rejected it by a 6-0 vote.

 

Dronenburg considers that since the California consitution defines marriage as a union between opposite-sex couples, he should not be able to issue marriage licences to same-sex couples.

 

Last week, a similar request had been formulated by the sponsors of Prop.8 and refused by the Californie Supreme Court too.

 

Opponents to marriage equality know that they can use the State courts to block the law allowing marriage for same-sex couples again.

"A district court has the fundamental authority to strike down invalid laws and to enter orders benefiting people not before the court," San Francisco City Atty. Dennis Herrera's office argued.