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

(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.

Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, addresses area high school students in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 6, 2013.
Supreme Court Justice Anthony Kennedy, addresses area high school students in Sacramento, Calif., Wednesday, March 6, 2013.   (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli)
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