Yes on 8 petitions for stay of decision before issued

Attorneys representing supporters of Proposition 8 filed a motion with U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker Tuesday asking that—if he should rule Wednesday in favor of Proposition 8 opponents—he issue a stay of his decision to enable them to appeal.

Such a stay, if granted, would prevent “another purported window of same-sex marriage in California,” stated the attorneys, led by conservative Charles Cooper. Additional marriages, licensed during a time when Proposition 8 is still under appeal, said Cooper, “would be licensed under a cloud of uncertainty” and, if Yes on 8’s appeal is successful, “would be invalid.” That, said Cooper, would be harmful to the affected couples and be an administrative burden on the state.

The District Court’s media representative indicated late Tuesday that Walker’s decision in Perry v. Schwarzenegger would be released between 1 and 3 p.m., presumably San Francisco time.

4 thoughts on “Yes on 8 petitions for stay of decision before issued”

  1. I still don’t understand how California can have a proposition that takes away women’s right to vote, er, I mean takes away the legality of blacks drinking from fountains, er, I mean takes away the ability for people of different races to marry, er, I mean takes away the right to equal marriage for all couples.

  2. Requesting a stay of the court’s decision before it has even been announced = contempt of court.

  3. I can’t imagine the legal nightmare for those of us that were married legally in 2008 if all of Prop 8 is upheld. Will this mean we go back to the Domestic Partnership status? We had to bring that document along with us in order to get our Marriage license and I understood it was invalidated with our marriage.

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