CA court upholds gay marriage ruling

June 4, 2008
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Gay marriage will be allowed in California – for now. The California Supreme Court released an order today denying requests to stay its decision to legalize gay marriages until after the November 2008 election. The split court voted 4-3 to allow for the marriages to become legal starting at 5 p.m. June 16.

Noteworthy is a proposition qualified Monday to be added to the November election allowing voters to choose whether to limit marriage to a man and woman through a constitutional amendment, according to the California Secretary of State’s Web site. The proposition would also only allow for recognition of opposite-sex couples. Last month, New York Gov. David Patterson announced that same-sex unions from other states will be recognized by his state. Gay marriage has been a hot political topic in the past few years throughout the country, including in Indiana. Will the decisions by the California Supreme Court and New York governor have any impact on other states mulling gay marriage legislation or amendments? What happens to those same-sex couples who get married in California between June 16 and the November election if the residents of California vote to add the amendment to their state constitution? Will their marriages still be legal in California and other states that recognize gay marriage?
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