BREAKING NEWS: No Same Sex Marriage…For Now

No same sex marriages in California for now.
So don’t rush off to the County Clerk’s Office this Thursday. The court
has issued a ruling to have the appeal in this case heard quickly, with
the hearing scheduled for the week of December 6th. The ruling is

I read an interesting theory on this issue today. Seems some right
wingers are presenting the opinion that it might be better to let
California have legal same sex marriage since an appeal would eventually
take the issue to the Supreme Court. If the appeal had been denied and
same sex marriage was legal in California, it might have been better for
our opponents since the issue would not be taken to a national level
nearly as fast. But it looks like that’s exactly where this is headed

THOMAS) Appellants’ motion for a stay of the district court’s order of
August 4, 2010 pending appeal is GRANTED. The court sua sponte orders
that this appeal be expedited pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate
Procedure 2. The provisions of Ninth Circuit Rule 31-2.2(a) (pertaining
to grants of time extensions) shall not apply to this appeal. This
appeal shall be calendared during the week of December 6, 2010, at The
James R. Browning Courthouse in San Francisco, California. The
previously established briefing schedule is vacated. The opening brief
is now due September 17, 2010. The answering brief is due October 18,
2010. The reply brief is due November 1, 2010. In addition to any
issues appellants wish to raise on appeal, appellants are directed to
include in their opening brief a discussion of why this appeal should
not be dismissed for lack of Article III standing. See Arizonans For
Official English v. Arizona, 520 U.S. 43, 66 (1997). IT IS SO ORDERED.
[7441574] (JS)

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