Same-sex marriage is legal in the U. The state first issued marriage licenses to same-sex couples June 16, as a result of the Supreme Court of California finding in In re Marriage Cases that barring same-sex couples from marriage violated the state's Constitution. The issuance of such licenses was halted from November 5, through June 27, though existing same-sex marriages continued to be valid due to the passage of Proposition 8 —a state constitutional amendment barring same-sex marriages. Perry , which restored the effect of a federal district court ruling that overturned Proposition 8 as unconstitutional. Constitution in Perry v.
California Gay Marriage Bill Awaits Schwarzenegger's Signature
Schwarzenegger decides against defending Prop. 8 in federal court - Los Angeles Times
Arnold Schwarzenegger , who twice vetoed legislation that would have legalized same-sex marriage, has surprised gay rights supporters by urging a federal judge to allow gay couples to resume marrying in the state without further delay. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker to implement his ruling striking California's voter-approved same-sex marriage ban as unconstitutional. In his page decision overturning Proposition 8 Wednesday, Walker said he was ordering the state to cease enforcing the month-old ban. But he agreed to suspend the order until he could review the briefs submitted Friday. The measure's sponsors have asked the judge to keep the ban in effect until their appeal of Walker's ruling invalidating Proposition 8 is decided by higher courts. They argued in court papers filed earlier this week that resuming gay marriage now would cause legal chaos if the U.
Arnold Schwarzenegger's Latest Revelations: More Affairs, Gay Weddings and a Son He Couldn't Deny
Gay and Lesbian Center, stuck a fake pen in the hand of a fake Gov. It was one of 17 rallies held across the state. They tossed down more pens — to the delight of jostling TV camera crews — and then turned their attention to the honking cars passing by. Schwarzenegger has until Oct.
Gray Davis in the upcoming recall election, actor Arnold Schwarzenegger Wednesday explained his views on a variety of topics including abortion, homosexuality, and the environment. Sounding more like a Democrat than a Republican, the GOP candidate said in a radio interview that he is pro-choice but does not support what critics call "partial-birth" abortions, and said he agrees with parental notification for underage girls seeking abortions, unless there is abuse or other problems in the girl's family. In a rapid-fire series of questions by radio talk show host Sean Hannity on the nationally syndicated Sean Hannity Show, Schwarzenegger, on the phone from California, said he does not support gay marriage, but does approve of some kind of domestic partnership. Delving into issues closer to the hearts of Californians, the candidate said he does not support giving driver's licenses to illegal aliens, but he said the issue of offering them other services is not so clear.