Aug. 7 (Bloomberg) -- California’s ban on same-sex marriage should be lifted while opponents fight to uphold the prohibition on appeal, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown said in court filings.
Schwarzenegger, a Republican serving his last term, and Brown, a Democrat running for governor, said in filings yesterday in federal court in San Francisco that they oppose a request by supporters of a voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages to stay U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker’s order that found the ban violates the U.S. Constitution.
“Proposition 8 is unconstitutional,” Brown said today in his filing. “The public interest weighs against its continued enforcement.”
Schwarzenegger said in his filing that waiting for the appeals court to review Walker’s ruling before letting it go into effect isn’t necessary to protect any governmental or public interest. California allowed 18,000 same-sex couples to marry before the 2008 ban without suffering any harm, the governor said. Read more -
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To Children In Early Childhood
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