Sponsors of Proposition 8 ask SCOTUS to delay gay marriage in CA

The sponsors of the anti-gay marriage Proposition 8 in California have filed an emergency petition with the Supreme Court seeking to halt same sex marriages in the state. LA Times: The petition says the decision by the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals to permit weddings starting Friday afternoon was "premature." "When the Ninth Circuit originally put in place its stay to prevent same-sex marriage pending Supreme Court action, it stated clearly that 'the stay shall continue until final disposition by the Supreme Court,' " the group said in a written statement. "Under Supreme Court procedural rules, 'final disposition' comes when the Supreme Court issues a 'mandate' to the Ninth Circuit, at least 25 days after announcing its opinion in the case. The 25-day waiting period is provided to allow parties such as Prop. 8's proponents to petition the Supreme Court for a re-hearing of the case." Justice Anthony Kennedy, who wrote Wednesday's decision that gutted the anti-gay marriage...(Read Full Post)