Retrieved June 22, Archived from the original on October 14, Proposition 22 was a law enacted by California voters in March to prevent marriage between same-sex couples. The court ruled that it was unconstitutional for California to grant marriage rights to same-sex couples, only to take them away shortly after. As such, the lower court ruling is upheld. Governor Brown then directed all county clerks to comply with district court ruling.
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Opponents of the bill included Assemblyman Willie Brown who authored the repeal of California's sodomy law in and Senator Milton Marks. Retrieved October 24, San Francisco was able to issue its own licenses because San Francisco is both a city and a county. In Decemberthe California Supreme Court voted unanimously to review all six cases and held oral argument on March 4,consolidating the cases as In re Marriage Cases. In an act unprecedented in California history both the Governor and Attorney General refused to defend a constitutional amendment. Recognition of same-sex unions in Colorado Recognition of same-sex unions in Texas Recognition of same-sex unions in Florida. Archived from the original on September 21,
The court said the ballot argument could be preserved by rewording it to state that teachers "may" or "could" be required to tell children there is no difference between same-sex and opposite-sex marriage. Why gay marriage will resume in California. California Franchise Tax Board. Californians narrowly reject gay marriage". The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals considered the question of standing first. In a one-page order on June 4,the court denied all petitions for rehearing or to reconsider the May 15 ruling and rejected moves to delay enforcement of the decision until after the November election, when Californians voted on a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision. District Judge Morrison England, Jr.