Federal Appeals Court Puts Gay Marriage on Hold Indefinitely

Image via Reuters. Same sex marriage supporter Dominic Coluans outside San Francisco City Hall after a judge lifted the Proposition 8 stay on same sex marriages

Yesterday, a federal appeals court put same-sex marriage on hold indefinitely. Marriages were expected to resume tomorrow, but the court barred the state from proceeding while it considers the constitutionality of the state’s ban on same-sex marriage.

The ruling comes after a lower court judge ordered county clerks to issue marriage licenses. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals officially trumped this ruling, which means that the 9th Circuit will allow both sides a couple of months to file briefs on Judge Walker’s ruling. The court will hear arguments beginning the week of December 6. [Reuters]

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