Calif.'s Top Court Blocks Gay Marriages

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    SAN FRANCISCO - The California Supreme Court on Thursday ordered an immediate halt to gay marriages in San Francisco, delivering a victory to conservatives who have fought for a month to block the ceremonies.

    The court did not rule on the legality of such marriages, and justices said they would hear such a case in May or June.

    The dispute began Feb. 12, when Mayor Gavin Newsom ordered his administration to issue same-sex marriage licenses. A steady stream of gay and lesbians from around the country have traveled to be married at City Hall, just a block from the Supreme Court.

    http://story.news.yahoo.com/news?tm.../ap/20040311/ap_on_re_us/gay_marriage_calif_1


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    One small victory...:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    This will move the issue to the legislature where it belongs.
     
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    where I hope it is settled...once and for all:clap: :clap: :clap:
     
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    Me too - but not in the way you wish. One of the few things upon which you and I seem to disagree, my friend.
     
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    Dammit Jimmy! I was coming to paste a link to that story! Beat me to the punch. Anyway its about time that some sort of court recognized that whats going on here isn't right. Hate to be one of the queers who has come across country and is gonna be denied tommorrow.
     
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    Why on earth does this need to move to the California legislature? The Californians already voted on it, in direct elections.
     
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    As a fellow Californian I fail to see where this is going to be decided by the legislature. Judges are going to hear the case and rule on it. Eventually if the constitutional amendment doesn't happen first its going to the voters for a 2nd time. The same voters who have already defined marriage as being between man and woman.
     
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    marriage for Hetro's.....civil unions for all others, as decided by the courts, judges, mayors, city administrator, council person...joe blow on the street....:)
     
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    I agree with that.
     

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