It looks like the saga continues, and how upstanding of the court to not let gays marry until after their ruling on the three law suite. I mean, the people did vote and majority has already ruled on the issue. Give me a break, these law suits are rediculous….
Nov 19, 5:07 PM (ET)
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) – California’s highest court has agreed to hear legal challenges to a new ban on gay marriage, but is refusing to allow gay couples to resume marrying until it rules.
The California Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted three lawsuits seeking to overturn Proposition 8. The amendment passed this month with 52 percent of the vote. The court did not elaborate on its decision.
All three cases claim the ban abridges the civil rights of a vulnerable minority group. They argue that voters alone did not have the authority to enact such a significant constitutional change.
BREAKING: Six of seven CA Supreme Court agreed today to review the legal challenges to Prop 8 brought by married same-sex couples. Until they rule, all further same-sex marriages are suspended, and the status of those already wed remains to be determined. What are the chances they’ll overturn the challenge? Slim, but they have done so in the past: “In 1966, the California Supreme Court struck down an initiative that would have permitted racial discrimination in housing. Voters had approved the measure, a repeal of a fair housing law, by a 2-to-1 margin.” Hang in there, D.L. Hughley—we realize how confusing all of this can be!