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California Attorney General Kamala Harris, as earlier expected, spoke out today about the Supreme Court's overturning of Prop. 8 and the implications of the ruling for California.    

Though orders from the high court traditionally take 25 days to be officialliy implemented, "Harris urged the federal appeals court 'in the strongest terms' to act before the 25 days pass 'so that marriages can begin in California immediately,'" the LA Times reports.

However, according to David J. Madden, an appeals court official, the 9th circuit court has yet to receive, "any legal paperwork from Harris asking them to expedite the process."

At issue is the stay imposed by the 9th Circuit court of appeals on U.S. District Judge Vaugh R. Walker's 2010 ruling that declared Proposition 8 unconstitutional. However, Harris promised,

"As soon as [the 9th Circuit] lifts that stay, marriages are on. The wedding bells will ring...Today is a day that reaffirms our commitment as a country to giving every person equal protection and due process under the law."

Check out a video via PBS News Hour of Harris "feeling pretty good" and sharing the state's plans for bringing marriage equality back into the fold AFTER THE JUMP...

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  1. 6.26
    National Day of Equality
    National Gay Day

    LOVE Kamala Harris

    Posted by: JONES | Jun 26, 2013 8:51:07 PM


  2. This is where we should be immensely grateful that Judge Walker was so very careful in the assessment and completeness of not only the trial but his ruling as well.

    Wherever you are Judge Vaughn Walker, thank you again.

    Posted by: JONES | Jun 26, 2013 9:00:32 PM


  3. At the close of business today, the Ninth Circuit said they hadn't received a motion from Harris to expedite lifting the stay.

    Posted by: TomTallis | Jun 26, 2013 10:05:03 PM


  4. Obama wants her on the Supreme Court, but press conferences like this are going to make it hard for her to get senate approval.

    Posted by: woody | Jun 26, 2013 10:28:44 PM


  5. the next governor of California and POTUS by 2024

    Posted by: j | Jun 26, 2013 10:47:14 PM


  6. I met her when she was still a candidate and she was fabulous!

    Posted by: bernard | Jun 27, 2013 12:19:24 AM


  7. Thank god she won the last CA Attorney General race. As I recall, her victory was by less than 1%. We'd be guaranteed yet more delay if Steve Cooley had been elected.

    Posted by: Rexford | Jun 27, 2013 12:29:36 AM


  8. Get those cattle branded and back on the conveyor belt. Marriage is special.

    Posted by: Ge | Jun 27, 2013 12:56:41 AM


  9. FOR NEGROES, THE CHURCH IS THE CORNERSTONE OF THEIR LIVES. IN THE NEGRO COMMUNITY, A WEDDING CEREMONY IS A FAMILY/CHURCH-COMMUNITY EVENT. SO, GOING TO THE COURTHOUSE TO GET MARRIED WILL NOT BE PSYCHOLOGICALLY SUFFICIENT FOR NEGRO HOMOSEXUALS - WHO WILL WANT APPROVAL FROM THE CHURCH AND AN AFFIRMATION THEIR "deed" WAS "godly." BUT, NO CIGAR.

    CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTON

    Posted by: CHRISTOPHER ALLEN HORTONSTOPHER ALLEN HORTON | Jun 27, 2013 9:24:22 AM


  10. @TomTallis - I'm no lawyer, but Harris submitted a petition to the circuit court to have the stay lifted back in 2011. The court's reply back then was that they were not going to lift it "at this time." So maybe that petition is still valid, and a new one is not needed?

    Posted by: Rexford | Jun 27, 2013 5:38:47 PM


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