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CA Gays Forced To Wait For Conjugal Bliss

From an outraged Associated Press:

Calif. gays must wait to wed during Prop 8 appeal

By Lisa Leff, Associated Press Writer
August 17, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO – Gay couples who had been gearing up to get married in California this week had to put their wedding plans on hold once again after a federal appeals court said it first wanted to consider the constitutionality of the state’s same-sex marriage ban.

A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals imposed an emergency stay Monday on a trial court judge’s ruling overturning the ban, known as Proposition 8. Chief U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker had ordered state officials to stop enforcing the measure starting Wednesday, clearing the way for county clerks to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples.

"It’s saddening just to know that we still have to keep waiting for this basic human right," Marcia Davalos, of Los Angeles, a health care advocate who had planned to marry her partner, Laurette Healey, said when the stay was issued Monday. "We were getting excited and then all of a sudden it’s like, ‘Ugh.’ It’s a roller-coaster."

Notice that "health care advocate" is now considered a profession.

Lawyers for the two gay couples who challenged the ban said Monday they would not appeal the panel’s decision on the stay to the U.S. Supreme Court. They said they were satisfied the appeals court had agreed to fast-track its consideration of the Proposition 8 case by scheduling oral arguments for the week of Dec. 6

Hmm. Isn’t it odd how many things are being put off until after the November elections. Any Congressional budget. Any talk of tax hikes. Even any decision on where to try the Gitmo detainees.

It’s almost as if there is a pattern.

Under the timetable laid out Monday, it was doubtful a decision would come down from the 9th Circuit before next year…

California Attorney General Jerry Brown had joined lawyers for the plaintiffs in urging the appeals court to allow the weddings this week, arguing that keeping the ban in place any longer would harm the civil rights of gays and lesbians.

In a two-page order granting the stay, the appeals court panel did not indicate why it was keeping Proposition 8 in effect until it could consider the appeal of Walker’s verdict

And, no, the upcoming elections had nothing to do with it. Nothing whatsoever.

This article was posted by Steve on Tuesday, August 17th, 2010. Comments are currently closed.

8 Responses to “CA Gays Forced To Wait For Conjugal Bliss”

  1. proreason says:

    “Indeed. Think of how hard it must be for these couples to have to put off having sex until they are married. It must be agony for them.”


    But then, perhaps you are talking about sex with the entire glee club.

  2. Liberals Demise says:

    Boo friggin’ hoo!!
    Adam and Steve are left again at the altar with wilting flowers in hand.
    Nothing a night of debauchery won’t cure.

  3. NoNeoCommies says:

    Since the LGBT community is also the pro-illegal side, they won’t understand my comparison:
    It would be just like opening the border pending a court resolution over our right to control the border.
    If they lose, the people that were allowed to break the law would be use as leverage to force the door back open.

  4. U NO HOO says:

    “scheduling oral arguments”

    Sorry, just conjures up images in my mind of…

  5. Right of the People says:

    Remember 9th U.S. Circuit Court it’s Mom and Dad, not Tom and Brad.

  6. misanthropicus says:

    […] Isn’t it odd how many things are being put off until after the November elections. Any Congressional budget. Any talk of tax hikes. Even any decision on where to try the Gitmo detainees. […]
    You forgot about the AZ 1070 ruling – that hearing is also set for after elections, I think the 4th of November –

  7. U NO HOO says:

    If one is gay nothing should make you sad.

  8. Georgfelis says:

    I sense a strawman argument on the Anti-Prop 8 people here. There is nothing to prevent Adam from stepping up to the altar of his choice with Steve, or Bob, or even Fido, or even all three, to have his union blessed by the willing clergy of his choice and to go live together. What is lacking is the recognition of the State of their union, something which is normally addressed by legislation voted on and passed by the elected representatives of the people of the State.

    You would get the idea that the gay marriage people just don’t have the votes to get their own way, and you would be right, except for certain judges.

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