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Two Legal Appeals to Stop Same-Sex Marriages Fail

Two last minute appeals to block same-sex marriage in California, one by the Virginia-based Liberty Council on behalf of the Campaign for California Families, and the other from five supervisors from Yuba, Stanislaus, Nevada and Sutter counties, failed on Tuesday, according to the AP.

SfcityhallThe appeals court, with whom the Liberty Counsel sought to halt the marriages, "refused to block the same-sex weddings until after voters consider a constitutional amendment in November that would again limit marriage to a man and a woman."

The five supervisors had sought a restraining order: "In a petition submitted Monday — hours before the California Supreme Court order legalizing gay marriage was to take effect — they had argued the Department of Public Health failed to follow regulations by creating new gender-neutral marriage licenses without waiting for legislators to amend the state's marriage laws."

The judge told them the petition should have been filed with the San Francisco Superior Court and refused to recognize it.

CNN covered the anti-gay ballot initiative yesterday and the lack of federal rights for same-sex married couples. Watch it, AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. The more I read about this people who oppose same sex marriage, the more it infuriates me... and I just don't get it! What is WRONG with these people? Why do they care? Don't the realize how ridiculous they are? They have no rationale arguments except that basically they DON'T LIKE GAY PEOPLE. Well, I don't particularly like their religious fanaticism, but I'm not out putting initiatives on the ballot to take away their rights. Check out "" and you'll see just how nutty and obsessive they are. I think these folks are just using this as a bizarre fund raising tool so they can buy a vacation home in Spain or somewhere? Here's a thought, if religious organizations what to be political, fine, but yank their tax-exempt status. That might put a stop to all this nonsense. This is soooooooooooooooo ridiculous...

    Posted by: Mike | Jun 18, 2008 9:39:01 AM

  2. Probably not Spain... they've got same sex marriage there already. :D

    Maybe Jamaica would fit them better?

    Posted by: Taylor | Jun 18, 2008 10:53:31 AM

  3. Mike, those religious fanatics have nothing better to do,when they're not on television actively conning senior citizens out of their social security checks.

    Posted by: SONNIE | Jun 18, 2008 11:37:46 AM

  4. Two words: HA! HA!

    Posted by: Chas | Jun 18, 2008 12:36:45 PM

  5. Mike, they are just jealous that lesbians tend to stay together much more then straight couples do and are jealous at the great sex gay men have, even after marriage.

    In all seriousness I stopped caring about anti-gay people/groups. Their beliefs are biased and they only believe what their church/leader/whoever told them that it is wrong for homosexuals to be homosexuals. Never in my life have I seen something that offended me so much as to go out and spat hateful words about it. It just makes me realize how much of a horrible human being all of them are so I have moved on with my life and just enjoy knowing all of them, if there is a hell, will be going to it for being so hateful. Anyone who believes in the bible and actually reads it would realize not all of it can be taken word for word. Otherwise women would still be treated like cattle and we would do so much more that was left back in the dark ages.

    Posted by: Angelmonster | Jun 18, 2008 1:24:45 PM

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