Just moments ago, Judge Vaughn Walker issued a decision that there denied an extension on the stay on gay marriages in California.
This means that gay couples in California may get married immediately. Proposition 8, voted in by the electorate in November 2008, limited marriage to opposite sex couples in California. The decision on the stay comes after last week’s historic decision denying the constitutionality of Prop 8 in California
In his decision, Walker wrote: “Plaintiffs seek to have the state recognize their committed relationships, and plaintiffs’ relationships are consistent with the core of the history, tradition and practice of marriage in the United States.”
It is not clear whether Walker’s decision overturning Prop 8 can be appealed; if it is decided that the plaintiffs have standing and may appeal, the case will advance to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals – the nation’s largest and most unpredictable federal appeals court.
This is a breaking news update – We’ll have more soon.