Judge Walker Rules Marriages Can Begin Aug. 18 Unless Court of Appeals Intervenes

August 12, 2010

Today, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that there was no basis to stay his Aug. 4 ruling that Proposition 8 violates the United States Constitution’s guarantees of due process and equal protection of the laws. However, Walker also ordered that marriages cannot begin until Aug. 18 at 5 p.m. in order to give the United States Court of Appeals time to review his decision to deny the stay.

A Statement from NCLR Executive Director Kate Kendell:

“It is clear that there is no basis for a stay of Judge Walker’s ruling striking down Prop 8. We hope that the Ninth Circuit will agree that no stay is warranted and will allow marriages to resume. The chance for same-sex couples to marry again is not only fair and just, but an affirmation of love and basic humanity.”


Judge Who Overturned Prop 8 Extends Temporary Hold on Gay Marriage

August 12, 2010

from the Los Angeles Times

A federal judge Thursday refused to permanently stay his ruling overturning Proposition 8′s ban of gay marriage but extended a temporary hold to give supporters time to appeal the historic ruling.

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Judge to Rule on Stay Thursday in Prop 8 Case

August 11, 2010

from the Associated Press

The federal judge who overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban says he is ready to rule on whether gay marriages should resume immediately in the state or await an appeals court’s input.

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Costa Rica’s Constitutional Court Orders A Stop To Same-Sex Marriage Referendum

August 10, 2010

from Inside Costa Rica

The Sala Constitucional (Constitutional Court) has ordered the Tribunal Supremo de Elecciones (TSE) to suspend the process of the referendum on same sex marriages that was to have been included in the December 2010 municipal elections.

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Imperial County Appeals Judge’s Overturning of Gay Marriage Ban

August 10, 2010

from the Los Angeles Times

The County of Imperial filed an appeal Tuesday with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals challenging U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling that deemed Proposition 8′s ban of same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

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All Mexican States Must Recognize Gay Marriages

August 10, 2010

from the Associated Press

Mexico’s Supreme Court ruled Tuesday that all 31 states must recognize same-sex marriages performed in the capital, though its decision does not force those states to begin marrying gay couples in their territory.

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American Bar Association Backs Same-Sex Marriage

August 10, 2010

from the Associated Press

The country’s largest lawyers’ group has backed a resolution (pdf) calling on all state legislatures to let same-sex couples get married.

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Tending to the Community: Kate Kendell Bartends at CAV Wine Bar

August 10, 2010

On Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. By Friday, August 6, 2010 the opposition already had filed the appeal to a higher court. While there is great celebration in the LGBT community for the great victory, there is also great attention toward the next phases of the journey towards full and true equal rights. To that end. Pamela Busch, the owner of San Francisco’s CAV Wine Bar, decided that 10% of the proceedings for the bar tab on that day would be donated to the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Equality California (EQCA) two organizations whose tireless efforts have helped in this fight. NCLR Exec. Director Kate Kendell tended bar at CAV this evening and took a few moments in her inaugural moments as bar keep to share some thoughts.

Tending to the Community: Kate Kendell Bartends…, posted with vodpod

My Fellow Conservatives, Think Carefully About Your Opposition to Gay Marriage

August 10, 2010

by Margaret Hoover | FOX News

As a conservative Republican representing the next generation of attitudes towards gays and lesbians, I encouraged the readers of FoxNews.com last January to take a careful look at the arguments and evidence in the Prop 8 trial, Perry v. Schwarzenegger.

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Prop 8 Updated – A Triple Waiting Game

August 10, 2010

by Lisa Keen | Keen News Service

The waiting game around the Proposition 8 challenge in a federal court in San Francisco grows curiouser and curiouser.

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