The B-52s, GA's first openly gay county commissioner, and both Nathan Deal and Roy Barnes’ campaign staffs — just a few of the people speaking out in the new issue of the GA Voice
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that gay marriages cannot resume in California until after the court hears an appeal from the groups who fought to uphold Proposition 8.
The appeals court scheduled a hearing on the appeal for the week of Dec. 6, and ordered the sides to address the issue of who has standing to appeal the ballot measure that barred gay couples from marrying in California.
U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker struck down Prop 8 in a landmark ruling Aug. 4, holding that the ban on gay marriage violates the U.S. Constitution's guarantees of due process and equal protection.
On Thursday, Walker declined to permanently stay his ruling during the appeals process, but held that gay marriages could not resume in California before Aug. 18, giving the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals time to rule on a possible stay.
A three-judge panel of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals rules that gay marriages cannot resume in California until after the court hears appeal.
There were cheers outside San Francisco City Hall at 12:24 Pacific time Thursday afternoon as news emerged that U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker had denied a request to delay enforcement of his ruling against Proposition 8. But those cheers were mitigated a few minutes later when details of the judge’s order were revealed: Walker continued to delay enforcement of his decision until August 18, giving the Yes on 8 supporters of the measure ample time to seek a stay from the 9th Circuit or even the U.S. Supreme Court, if necessary.
Paul Schappaugh shouted into the bullhorn, “We’re here, we’re queer and we’re not going anywhere!” to cheers from the crowd of more than 50 people gathered at the corner of 10th Street and Piedmont Avenue this evening.