Gay Marriage Put on Ice

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    NEWSLETTERS

    Gay couples still cannot get married in California.

    Gay couples may have been waving rainbow and American flags outside a San Francisco courthouse Wednesday celebrating the overturning of Proposition 8 but they still cannot get married.

    Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker may have overturned California's same-sex marriage ban Wednesday but he also granted a a stay request.

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    Kristin Perry talks about the big legal win she and the woman she married, Sandy Stier, experienced Wednesday. (Published Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010)

    Walker wrote that he wants to decide whether his order should be suspended while the Prop 8 supporters pursue their appeal in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.

    The judge ordered both sides to submit written arguments by Aug. 6 on the issue. Couples reportedly tried to get their marriage licenses in San Francisco Wednesday but were turned away. The ruling is temporary but indefinite.

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    A federal judge's decision to overturn California's same-sex marriage ban has touched off coast-to-coast celebrations among gay rights activists, while Proposition 8 proponents plan their appeal. (Published Wednesday, Aug 4, 2010)

    Click here to read a copy of the judge's stay here (pdf)