California High Court Denies County Clerk’s Request To Halt Gay Couples’ Marriages

The San Diego County clerk had filed a request asking the state’s supreme court to order him to stop marrying same-sex couples immediately. A further briefing schedule in the case has been set for other requests made in Friday’s filing.

Proposition 8 plaintiffs Sandy Stier, left, and Kris Perry, of Berkeley, are married by State Attorney General Kamala Harris, back to camera, at City Hall in San Francisco, California, on Friday, June 28, 2013. Their son Elliott Perry is to the far left. Jane Tyska/Bay Area News Group / MCT

State Attorney General Kamala Harris, who opposed the filing, announced the news on Twitter:

Kamala Harris


The CA Supreme Court has denied the San Diego County Clerk’s request to halt same-sex marriages. #Prop8

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Chris Geidner is the legal editor for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, D.C. In 2014, Geidner won the National Lesbian & Gay Journalists Association award for journalist of the year.
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