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Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown urges judge to allow same-sex marriages to resume while opponents wait on appeal

California Atty. Gen. Jerry Brown urged a federal judge Friday to permit same-sex marriages to resume in the state immediately.

Brown told U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker that his historic ruling that overturned Proposition 8 probably will be upheld by higher courts. He said his office last year opposed a pretrial request to block Proposition 8 only because the legal and factual issues had not then been explored.

"That has now occurred," Brown's office said. "And while there is still the potential for limited administrative burdens should future marriages of same-sex couples be later declared invalid, these potential burdens are outweighed by this court’s conclusion, based on the overwhelming evidence, that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional."

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger is also expected to oppose a hold on the ruling.

Walker has said he will decide whether to extend a hold on his ruling after reviewing written arguments presented Friday.

--Maura Dolan in San Francisco

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What a despicable piece of work Moonbeam is. He is the Attorney General of California - not 'gay' California or 'leftist' California. The voters passed Prop. 8 and after it was challenged this horrible liberal refused to defend the voters in court. Why? Because he didn't want to. Had this been a challenge to gun-control laws you could bet Jerry would have there.

Jerry should be forced to surrender his paycheck as Attorney General and then forced to resign. He is horrible.

Go Gerry!

That's it Jerry. Just hand over the Governorship to the Iron Queen on a Golden platter. You're as smart as you were in 1974.

Thank the Lord for the courts when they are able to correct and refuse a majority vote that would amend and propagate DISCRIMINATION within the Constitution. The Constitution is NOT the Bible and in America, we should know better than to confuse the two, which in California has evidently happened with Prop 8 supporters.
The courts are in place to UPHOLD the LAWS of AMERICA.
As long as they continue to do so, Prop 8 can never be written into Law, no matter how many misguided citizens vote in favor of Prop 8, which goes AGAINST the grain of why the CONSTITUTION was ever written in the first place.


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