Supreme Court rejects petition to halt same-sex marriages in California

July 1, 2013

gay2The Supreme Court rejected a petition Sunday from Proposition 8 backers to stop same-sex weddings in California. [Huffington Post]

Justice Anthony Kennedy denied the petition, upholding a ruling by an appeals court to allow same-sex marriages to resume in California.

Two days after the Supreme Court ruled Prop 8 unconstitutional, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued an order ending California’s ban on same-sex marriages. Same-sex couples began marrying immediately following the order on Friday.

California Attorney General Kamala Harris presided over California’s first gay wedding in four years on Friday. Prop 8 plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Tier tied the knot.

On Saturday, Prop 8 supporters filed an emergency petition requesting the Supreme Court overrule the Ninth Circuit’s order.

But, the Supreme Court ruled again Sunday in favor of same-sex couples, and same-sex marriages are continuing.

Prop 8, which voters approved in 2008, overrode a California Supreme Court ruling earlier that year, which allowed same-sex couples to marry. The ballot measure created a state constitutional amendment against same-sex marriage.

In 2010, a federal court ruled Prop 8 unconstitutional, and the Supreme Court confirmed that finding last week, paving the way for same-sex marriages to resume in California.

 


15 Comments

  1. Ted Slanders says:

    GAY MARRIAGE GOES AGAINST THE WORD OF THE HEBREW-CHRISTIAN GOD!

    Jesus stated: “He answered, ‘Have you not read that he who made them from the beginning made them male and female,’ and said, ‘For this reason a man shall leave his father and mother and be joined to his wife, and the two shall become one.” (Matthew 19:4-5) Jesus DOES NOT say that “Steven and Larry” will become one, does He? NO! Total blaspheme!

    As the Hebrew-Christian God so states with His inspired word in Leviticus 20:13 and Romans 1:26-27,32, ALL homosexuals and lesbians are either to be put to death, or are worthy of death. Barring this loving natured proposition of our God that we’d like to hide, allowing this ungodly faction to now join in a same sex marriage is probably the last sign before the end times! (2 Timothy 3:1-3)

    When you see Jesus’ killing destruction and plagues that will be initiated upon this planet because of what is written in the book of Revelation regarding His Second Coming, just thank your gay friends, because they were the impetus of our ever loving and forgiving Jesus’ wrath upon His creation at this time!

    TRUE Christian brothers and sisters, are you rapture ready?

    “Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord.” (1 Thessalonians 4:17)

    Is there any other passage that is more exciting and “tingly” than the passage above relating to the forthcoming Rapture? I think not. Therefore, from this time hence, if you’re overweight, lose some pounds, along with wearing lighter clothing, because this will allow you to be lifted skyward in the air to our glorious heaven a lot faster.

    When this Rapture occurs, what will be the high point for many is that while we’re rejoicing in the fact that we’re being lifted heaven bound, we can look back at our loving Jesus’ destruction of the world as described in Revelation 1:13-16, 9:7-10, 9:15-19, and 15: 5-10, praise and hallelujah for His revengeful killing ways!

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    • Slowerfaster says:

      Holy, holy, holy …the time IS at hand ! “For without are dogs, and sorcerers, and whoremongers, and murderers, and idolaters, and whosoever loveth and maketh a lie. ”

      “Have you SEEEEN the Light ?

      YES ! YES ! JESUS H. TAP-DANCING CHRIST … I HAVE SEEN THE LIGHT !

      Now, I’ll have four fried chickens and a coke …. and How much for the women ? ….The little girl ?

      Then, I’ll be ready.

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    • ironyman2000 says:

      Leaving aside any debate over interpretation of those so-called Hebrew-Christian “god’s” and/or
      Jesus’ words……
      SO WHAT?
      Not every one believes that, no one has proven that and it has no bearing on the United States
      Constitution.

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  2. GalaxyTraveler says:

    The only thing I can conclude from all this is that Prop 8 and DOMA supporters have way too much time and money on their hands.

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  3. bobfromsanluis says:

    But, but, but, the will of the people! Doesn’t that count for something? /conservative drivel

    We have protections built into our national Constitution that “rights” cannot be taken away, period. That is why Prop 8 is held to be unConstitutional. If you cannot understand that, there is no way to explain it to you so you will.

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    • kayaknut says:

      Don’t recall seeing the words, “Right to Marriage” in the Bill of Rights or Constitution, but if you twist the others words enough many think is it is.

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      • bobfromsanluis says:

        From our Constitution, article VI, section 2: “The Citizens of each State shall be entitled to all Privileges and Immunities of Citizens in the several States.”
        The ninth amendment of the Constitution: “The enumeration in the Constitution, of certain rights, shall not be construed to deny or disparage others retained by the people.”

        Put those two together and then tell me how it is that a popular vote should be able to take away any right that any other citizen in our country has; put forth your best argument, please, because when the Republicans in Congress authorized spending money to hire lawyers to argue before the Supreme Court on Prop 8 and DOMA, the “best” argument they could come up with something rather vague about “protecting the children” or some sort of similar garbage. Do you have anything more intelligent to add to the discussion?

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        • zaphod says:

          it is explicit in the constitution, ^ bsfl has shown.

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        • kayaknut says:

          Still no mention of the word “marriage”, just twisting the other words I see

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      • zaphod says:

        it is implicit in the declaration of independence pursuit of happiness

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  4. Jorge Estrada says:

    Is it still legal to pronounce Man and Wife or is required that all be pronounced stupid?

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    • Slowerfaster says:

      Attorney General Harris concluded the Perry – Tier ceremony with, “I now pronounce you spouses for life”.

      As for who is stupid … that’s subjective, but usually self-evident so that no declaration is necessary.

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  5. winepapa says:

    Did the Supreme Court declare Prop 8 unconstitutional or just that the plaintiffs were not qualified to represent the appeal at the Supreme Court?

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    • Slowerfaster says:

      Both. SCOTUS ruled that that the complainants did not have standing, and so the case was invalid. That left the lower court’s ruling that prop 8 was unconstitutional remain, so it was de facto endorsement of the unconstitutionality of the measure.

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