Justice Kennedy to Supporters of Prop 8: Um, No
Justice refuses without comment to halt gay weddings
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jun 30, 2013 12:13 PM CDT
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, addresses area high school students in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 6, 2013.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)

(Newser) – Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy has denied a request from supporters of Proposition 8 to halt gay weddings in California. Kennedy turned away the request today with no additional comment. Same-sex marriage opponents asked him to step in yesterday, a day after the federal appeals court in San Francisco allowed same-sex marriages to go forward. Numerous weddings were performed at San Francisco City Hall following the court decisions. The opponents said the appeals court had acted about three weeks too soon. They could continue their efforts to halt gay marriage by filing their request with another Supreme Court justice.

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digger1
Jul 1, 2013 8:08 PM CDT
Can some one tell what section of the US Constitution says that a man can marry a man and a woman can marry a woman???? I seem not to be able to find any such wording in the US Constitution? I did find in the US constitution that States may make and implement laws that are stricter than those in the US Constitution however they can not make laws that are lesser than or conflict with the US Constitution. How is Prop 8 unconstitutional when it did not conflict with the US Constitution or weaken the Constitution?
backtooakland
Jul 1, 2013 11:19 AM CDT
These gay marriage haters should just give it UP already. For crying out loud - gay marriage is happening and it is NOT going to stop. Period. MOVE ONE PEOPLE. There are much more urgent things to put your energy into that both conservative AND liberal people can get behind. Gay marriage is not gong to affect straight marriages in any way whatsoever. The country is not going to implode because gay marriage. Look out your windows, everything is just fine.
digger1
Jul 1, 2013 1:43 AM CDT
Did anyone forget about California's (Domestic Partner Law) *Family Law Section 297.0 to 297.5 This law which provides the same protections and benefits at the State Level as those afforded to non gay or Lesbian married couples? The California Secretary of State issued a notice that the Courts Ruling did not effect Section 297.0 and Section 297.5 of the California Family Law. That this Law was still being enforced. The Secretary of State also stated that Marriage Licenses were issued by each individual Counties and that those counties could opt out of issuing licenses until the laws were legally changed by the States Legislature. It seems that Family Law sections 297.0 and 297.5 takes priority over Proposition 8 and he is legally obligated to issue only Domesticate Partner certificates. I think if the Pro 8 people look at this they will be able to get the stay extended because existing California Law does not permit same sex marriage. There is no language in any existing law that addresses or authorizes counties to act on recent court decisions. The 25 day stay would give the Legislature time to get new laws passed and old ones removed to make same sex marriage legal.