It’s A Good Day For A Gay Wedding

Aug 12, 2010 • Freedom, News

Proposition 8 was overturned last week, and today, chief judge Vaughan Walker lifted his temporary stay on wedding ceremonies, meaning gay couples so inclined will be able to wed here in California after Wednesday, August 18.

“The evidence presented at trial and the position of the representatives of the State of California show that an injunction against enforcement of Proposition 8 is in the public’s interest,” judge Walker told the New York Times.

Thus, he chose not to extend the stay.

Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown had both asked the court to lift the stay, saying in a brief that lifting it is consistent with “California’s long history of treating all people and their relationships with equal dignity and respect.”

Photo by See-ming Lee. Information via NakedCity LA.