Davina Kotulski

This week: No Marriage Licenses for Same-Sex Couples

Filed By Davina Kotulski | August 17, 2010 2:30 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, California, gay marriage, Judge Vaughn Walker, marriage equality, marriage license, Prop 8, same-sex marriage

Yesterday evening the 9th Circuit Court ordered to leave the stay on Prop 8 in place pending appeal. The good news, Two-women-hugging-.jpgas my wife the attorney and optimist tells me, is that the Court has picked up the pace on hearing the appeal which is now scheduled for the week of December 6th and if the three judges find that proponents of Prop 8 do not have legal standing, the case ends right then and there and couples can have a December wedding.

If, however, they decide that these folks do have standing, the case will be appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court and then no one really knows when same-sex couples will be able to legally marry in California again.

In the meantime, if you can't wait to marry there are now five other states and the District of Columbia where you can say "I do" and ten other countries as well as Mexico City. Just make sure you read the residency and dissolution requirements.

Also, please join Marriage Equality USA for our annual Bridge Walks September 26, 2010. Golden Gate SF, Brooklyn Bridge NYC, and a bridge near you. Go to marriageequality.org for more info.

Remember never, never, never give up home. These are mere speed bumps in our road to equality. We must savor every moment of this journey that brings us to the destination we are seeking. Also remember that we must embrace our equality NOW. We must know that we are equal in all ways psychological, mental, emotional, spiritual, and moral to our straight brothers and sisters. As we know this for ourselves we will more easily usher in the social and legal equality that is our birthright.

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Yes, I think you're right that these are speed bumps on the road to equality. It's only a matter of time if we all continue to speak up.

The love warrior strikes again!

Let's just hope that it'll come back to bite them in the ass and the Supreme Court will end discrimination against same-sex couples for everyone in the US. It would be funny to see the looks on their faces.