Appeals Court Asked to Stop Gay Marriages in California

The supporters of Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage in California, have asked the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to impose a temporary stay on gay marriages while they consider the appeal in the underlying case. Judge Vaughn R. Walker of the US District Court, held that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional, but gave the supporters of Proposition 8 time to file an appeal before the gay marriage ban was uplifted.

Judge Walker noted that he is not sure the supporters of Proposition 8 have standing to file an appeal, given that they are not effected by his ruling. Depending on what the 9th Circuit decides, gay marriage may resume later this week as the case is heard on appeal, and perhaps as it makes its way to the Supreme Court.

Appeals Court Asked To Block Start Of Gay Weddings | NPR

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