Sunday, August 15, 2010

Gay Marriage in California Legal - Will Weddings Resume Wednesday?

Gay marriage in California is now legal, thanks to a ruling by judge Vaughn Walker.  Now that the stay on the ruling against Proposition 8, calling the voter-enacted legislation "unconstitutional", same-sex weddings may begin as early as Wednesday in California.

The judge lifted the stay, but delayed the effects until Wednesday, giving the chance for an appeal.  It's expected that the ruling will be appealed, but same-sex couples are still making their plans to head to city hall Wednesday after 5:00 PM

In addition, municipalities are getting ready for the sudden onslaught of marriage certificate applications, as many couples want to take advantage of the current law as soon as possible.

There are some that say that marriage is an institution between one man and one woman - and that same sex marriages are something different.  Allowing two men or two women to marry goes against tradition and history.

On the other hand, there are many - Glenn Beck included that believe that the government doesn't have the right to dictate who does and does not get married.

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