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Thursday, June 27, 2013

California Sorting Out What Prop 8 Ruling Means

Rainbow flags fly in front of San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court decision that cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California. (Noah Berger/AP)

Rainbow flags fly in front of San Francisco City Hall on Wednesday, June 26, 2013, shortly after the U.S. Supreme Court decision that cleared the way for same-sex marriage in California. (Noah Berger/AP)

A day after the Supreme Court effectively struck down Proposition 8 — California’s ban on same sex marriage, questions still remain over when same sex marriages will resume and what other legal battles are on the horizon.

California Gov. Jerry Brown is telling counties to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples as soon as a lower court stay is lifted. And supporters of the ban on gay marriage are considering their legal options.

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KQED “Now the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled that Prop. 8 supporters did not have standing to appeal, Judge Vaughn Walker’s decision that Prop. 8 is unconstitutional currently stands. So what’s standing? UC Davis law professor Vik Amar explains…”

NBC Bay Area: “Several procedural legal hurdles remain and it’s unclear how soon gay marriages can resume. The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals says the stay won’t be lifted for at least 25 days.”

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