On June 28, the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted its stay on an injunction which ordered state officials to stop enforcing Prop, 8, Within hours both couples who were plaintiffs in the case had wed.
Former Lt. Gov. Abel Maldonado, a likely 2014 gubernatorial candidate, said he supported the Supreme Court¿s ruling that cleared the way for gay marriage in California, and said that same-sex couples should be afforded the same rights and protections as heterosexual couples.
Supporters of Proposition 8 say they will try to limit the federal judge's original ruling overturning the law to keep it from having statewide impact.
The Supreme Court opened the door for same-sex marriages in California Wednesday as the justices, turned away the defenders of Proposition 8.
The Supreme Court has given a major boost to marriage equality for gays and lesbians, striking down DOMA and clearing the way for gay marriages in California.
Advocates for and against gay marriage waited anxiously outside the Supreme Court Wednesday morning for potentially historic decisions.
Now that the Supreme Court has ruled legally married same-sex couples deserve equal rights to benefits under federal law, activists see more progress ahead.
Jean Podrasky, the lesbian cousin of Chief Justice John G. Roberts Jr., said she was ¿absolutely¿ proud of the procedural ruling he authored that will permit her and her partner to marry.
Lawyers for opponents of the ban on same-sex marriage are quietly preparing California officials for that possibility. What happens after that is uncertain.
If the Supreme Court strikes down the Defense of Marriage Act but rules narrowly on California's Proposition 8, states will go their own ways on gay marriage, setting a stage for legal and political chaos.