In a 5-4 decision, the Court ruled that the Defense of Marriage act is unconstitutional; In a 5-4 Decision the Court has ruled the petitioners (Prop 8 supporters) did not have standing to appeal the district court order. The decision of the Ninth Circuit is vacated and remanded.
UPDATE 6/17/2013: On Monday morning, the U.S. Supreme Court is scheduled to release one or more opinions from its current term with the remaining opinions issued by the end of the month. The pending opinions include rulings on both Proposition 8 on March 26th (Hollingsworth v. Perry), and the Defense of Marriage Act (U.S. v. Windsor) on March 27th, 2013.
The United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, this morning has issued its’ ruling and DENIED the request for reconsideration of the decision of a three-judge panel of the court in February 2012, upholding the ruling of U. S. District Judge Vaughn Walker striking down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional.
There is considerable flap over President Obama coming out in support of marriage equality. So many conservatives pointing to “traditional marriage” and I laugh everytime I hear Mitt Romney talok about marriage being between one man and one woman when his grandfather had four wives (must have been tough to buy four different “grandmother” cards…
This morning, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker issued another ruling in related to his landmark decision that declared Proposition 8 (California’s Constitutional Amendment banning same-gender marriages) unconstitutional. Last Friday, both sides in the case submitted arguments to Judge Walker about whether he should continue to retain the stay on his order until any pending appeal is decided, or lift the stay he placed shortly after issuing his decision last week.
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.