SAN FRANCISCO—California's chief law enforcement officer urged the state high court Monday to refuse once again to stop same-sex marriages while the justices consider a legal bid to revive Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned gay nuptials.
Atty. Gen. Kamala D. Harris, responding to a request filed Friday by San Diego County Clerk Ernest J. Dronenburg Jr., told California's top court that stopping gays from marrying now would amount to an unconstitutional interference with a federal court order.
"The public interest weighs sharply against issuing a stay in this case," Harris' office argued. "After years of litigation, there is now a final determination that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional."