Perrydeclaring that the proponents of Proposition 8 lack legal standing to appeal the lower court rulings that already invalidated Prop. The Supreme Court ruled that the private parties backing Proposition 8 did not have "standing" to defend the ballot measure. In a one-page order on June 4,the court denied all petitions for rehearing or to reconsider the May 15 ruling and rejected moves to delay enforcement of the decision until after the November election, when Californians voted on a constitutional amendment to overturn the decision. He testified that same-sex marriage would aid the city because "married individuals tend to accumulate more wealth than single individuals" and that "married individuals are healthier on average and behave themselves in healthier ways than single individuals", saving the city from paying emergency room bills and insurance funds. Retrieved 17 August Retrieved June 17,
Plaintiffs requested that the campaign produce internal documents that relate to the purpose and intent of the amendment and the development of political messages during the campaign.
Same-sex marriages to resume in California after Prop 8 ruling
Constitution without the need to find facts at a trial. It was that judgement that the Prop 8 petitioners appealed, first up to the Californian appeal court and then all the way to the US supreme courtthe highest judicial panel in the land. Retrieved 17 August Retrieved 8 January The California Legislature passes a state statute restricting marriage to different-sex couples.
On Wednesday, November 5,three lawsuits were filed, challenging the validity of Proposition 8 on the grounds that revoking the right of same-sex couples to marry was a constitutional "revision" rather than an "amendment", and therefore required the prior approval of two-thirds of each house of the California State Legislature. Retrieved February 8, Archived from the original PDF on May 28, The Proposition 8 proponents objected to the request because of the potential chilling effect on political speech, among other grounds. California continues to allow domestic partnership. Retrieved May 26, Supreme Court of the United States.