View Full Version : Ten AGs ask California court to stay gay marriage ruling
05-31-2008, 03:54 PM
SAN FRANCISCO -In a rare move, attorneys general from 10 states are urging the California Supreme Court to stay its ruling that would legalize same-sex marriage in the state. In a friend-of-the-court brief filed Thursday with the California Supreme Court, the attorneys general say they need additional time to determine if their state would recognize gay marriages performed in the Golden State. "Certainly if the new California definition of marriage continues past November, the resulting litigation in our courts of the recognition issue will have the virtue of being both necessary and unavoidable under the principles of 'our federalism,'...
05-31-2008, 04:28 PM
Judge upholds state's ban on gay marriage
Madison - A Dane County judge upheld Wisconsin's constitutional ban on gay marriage and substantially similar legal relationships on Friday, saying the amendment was properly presented to voters in a November 2006 statewide referendum. snip
The case was brought by Bill McConkey, who lives in Door County and teaches at the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh.
McConkey said he was offended by the amendment because one of his seven daughters is gay and he thinks it unfairly takes protections away from certain people.
McConkey's lawsuit raised several objections to the amendment, but Niess left open only the question of whether the amendment was properly presented to voters.
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