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Schwarzenegger Supports Same Sex Marriage in California

Written By David D'Angelo on Saturday, August 7, 2010 | 8/07/2010



California to Resume Gay Marriages - Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger calls on the court to immediately resolve the issue on same sex marriage so that marriages can resume immediately. "The administration believes the public interest is best served by permitting the court's judgment to go into effect, thereby restoring the right of same-sex couples to marry in California," lawyers for Schwarzenegger said in the legal filing.

Earlier in the week the California Proposition 8 which bans same sex marriage in the state was deemed unconstitutional through a 136-page decision of US District Court Judge Vaughn Walker. Though Judge Walker also instructed for same sex marriage to resume he holds down the implementation until all legal impediments had been resolved.

Religious groups and anti-gay marriage group who supported Proposition 8 in California says that they will appeal the decision to the higher court. This appeal is likely to reach the US Supreme Court which might face a tough decision on creating a precedent regarding same sex marriage.

An estimated 18,000 same sex couples had married already in California before Proposition 8 bans the same sex marriage law. Besides California other states in which same sex marriage are legal includes Massachusetts, Iowa, Connecticut, Vermont, New Hampshire and Washington, D.C..


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