Gay Marriage

CA Officials Urge Court To Reject Effort To Block Gay Marriages

Wasn't this issue settled?


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."