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San Diego County Clerk Asks Court To Order Him Not To Marry Gay Couples

Ernest Dronenburg says California officials exceeded their authority by ordering county clerks to marry same-sex couples. He's asked the California Supreme Court to issue an order that he not do so.

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Folks in San Diego had celebrated when the Supreme Court dismissed the appeal of California's Proposition 8 in June, which led state officials to announce a few days later that same-sex couples again are allowed to marry in California.


Read Dronenburg's petition to the California Supreme Court:

Chris Geidner is a Supreme Court correspondent for BuzzFeed News and is based in Washington, DC.

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