California gay marriage supporters seek sooner weddings

By Reuters
Wednesday, February 23, 2011 14:00 EDT
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Gay marriage supporters asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to allow an order lifting California’s gay marriage ban to take effect right away, according to a court filing.

Last year a U.S. District judge found California’s gay marriage ban, otherwise known as Proposition 8, unconstitutional.

That judge ordered Proposition 8 lifted, but an appeals court stayed that decision pending appeal.

On Wednesday gay marriage proponents asked the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to lift the stay, due to recent rulings that could delay an ultimate resolution to the case.

(Reporting by Dan Levine, Editing by Sandra Maler)

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  • Anonymous

    The title of this article is confusing. Does it mean that the California gay marriage supporters want to get married to Oklahomans? Or to get married in Oklahoma? And shouldn’t “sooner” be capitalized? And maybe plural? Or do they all want to marry the SAME Sooner?

    That’s the problem with this world, there’s no communication.