BREAKING NEWS: Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown have both asked Judge Walker to lift his stay on his order overturning Prop 8 and allow same-gender marriages to resume.
Attorney General Brown’s campaign tweeted:
@JerryBrown2010: With Prop 8 resoundingly rejected in federal court, there is no reason marriages can’t resume now.
Equality California just released the following press release:
San Francisco â€“ Today Attorney General Jerry Brown filed a motion opposing a stay of Judge Walkerâ€™s decision to overturn Prop. 8. In response, Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors issued the following statement:â€ª
â€œWe are truly grateful to Attorney General Brown for opposing a stay in this landmark case, as there is simply no valid reason to deny a loving same-sex couple the freedom to marry. With the State of California opposing a stay, there is no justification for not resuming marriages for same-sex couples immediately. Brown has long fought for all Californians to enjoy equality and the constitutional protections promised to each of us.
As we stand at a historic crossroads, we need a leader who strives to unite Californians and who shuns the destructive politics of division. With his tremendous leadership, Brown has demonstrated why he should be our stateâ€™s next governor.
Equality California will stand firmly with Brown in his candidacy for governor, just as he has stood with our community and on the side of justice.â€â€¬