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Prop 8 Authors Denounce 'Lawless' Resumption of Gay Marriage in California

PRop 8 authors are livid that the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals lifted an injunction on same-sex marriage today following rulings this week from the Supreme Court, the L.A. Times reports:

PugnoAndy Pugno, general counsel for ProtectMarriage, the official proponents of Proposition 8, said the decision by the federal appeals court in San Francisco came without waiting for the Supreme Court's decision to become final -- which takes 25 days from the day of the judgment -- and deprived his group of "our right to ask for reconsideration."

"This outrageous act tops off a chronic pattern of lawlessness, throughout this case, by judges and politicians hell-bent on thwarting the vote of the people to redefine marriage by any means, even outright corruption," Pugno said in a statement.

"The resumption of same-sex marriage this day has been obtained by illegitimate means. If our opponents rejoice in achieving their goal in a dishonorable fashion, they should be ashamed,"  he said.

Attorney General Kamala Harris performed the first marriage for Prop 8 plaintiffs Sandy Stier and Kris Perry just before 5 pm PT this afternoon. Presumably same-sex weddings have begun all over California.

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  1. Forgive him. He went to McGeorge.

    Posted by: PeteP | Jun 28, 2013 9:51:33 PM

  2. The guys doth protest too much!

    Posted by: Randy | Jun 28, 2013 9:52:26 PM

  3. All I can do is LMFAO...
    The only way these people could be more deranged (or dangerous) is if their God had granted them intelligence along with those hardened heart.
    Makes me smile...Each and everytime they are "shocked" and "outraged" that outside the bubble the country is coming around to Equality.

    Posted by: mickey | Jun 28, 2013 9:56:35 PM

  4. Every whine from Pugno's maw = another beautiful note in the self-destruction of bigotry.

    Posted by: Joe the Cynic | Jun 28, 2013 10:14:52 PM

  5. I never thought that gloating could add so much to the sweet taste of someone else's sour grapes.

    Posted by: UFFDA | Jun 28, 2013 10:27:03 PM

  6. No one's depriving you of anything, Pugnose. You can still go to SCOTUS with the almost 0% chance of gaining your rehearing. Nothing's changing between the other day and 25 days on, so you're out of luck, but you can still try. The 9th removing its stay isn't stopping you. Argle bargle.

    Posted by: Bruno | Jun 28, 2013 10:27:59 PM

  7. Well, then, Andy - you'll have to move to Vatican City where you really belong. You'll be much happier there!

    Posted by: Geoff | Jun 28, 2013 10:39:20 PM

  8. That guy is so hot! I can't decide if it's his protruding ears, his receding hairline, or his sagging jowels that run me on so much. Too bad he's probably straight.

    I bet he and Maggie Gallagher would make pretty babies!

    Posted by: MateoM | Jun 28, 2013 10:53:27 PM

  9. Please send my compliments to the chef. This schadenfreude is delicious!

    Posted by: Caliban | Jun 28, 2013 10:53:36 PM

  10. Who cares...

    Posted by: S. | Jun 28, 2013 10:57:27 PM

  11. Can't wait for the day when a wife of one of these jacka**es leaves him for another woman. Karma smackdown.

    Posted by: JONES | Jun 28, 2013 11:00:47 PM

  12. Go ahead Tony. Soak in your hate. It'll kill you quicker than the heart attack grill.

    Posted by: Marc C | Jun 28, 2013 11:06:12 PM

  13. Reconsideration of which court, the SCOTUS? Are they kidding? And if it was the lower court, that's typically something you do BEFORE you appeal. What bullish*t.

    Posted by: Jonathan | Jun 28, 2013 11:14:50 PM

  14. They have not right for "reconsideration" because they had no standing to appeal the case. It's none of their business and they should shut up and but out.

    Posted by: Boone68 | Jun 28, 2013 11:20:55 PM

  15. State authorities can expedite law and did so. When you see a steam roller coming, it's best to get out of the way.

    Posted by: Kev C | Jun 28, 2013 11:21:29 PM

  16. Whoever posts as me, writing comments where I fawn over homophobes, must really be infatuated with me to continue doing this. As Mariah Carey once asked: why you so obsessed with me?

    Posted by: MateoM | Jun 29, 2013 12:02:03 AM

  17. You know, for so-called straight dudes these conservadicks sure enjoy keeping that stick firmly up their asses. Equality is is here, it's happening.

    Some day, these Prop 8 proponents and every anti will be happy this fight was fought and that common decency prevailed.

    Posted by: Martin Haro | Jun 29, 2013 12:17:43 AM

  18. Hahahahahahahahaha

    Posted by: Bubba | Jun 29, 2013 12:19:41 AM

  19. May you spend the rest of eternity in the dustbin of history, you vile bigot. Now begone, before somebody drops a house on you, too.

    Posted by: Rich F. | Jun 29, 2013 12:21:39 AM

  20. For once and for all, I suggest this proposal:

    Gather the top ten "family values" men and if two of them, why not make it ANY of them, can pass a peter-meter test when viewing gay porn then out and proud gay people will give up their quest for equal rights.

    Posted by: Michael | Jun 29, 2013 12:52:11 AM

  21. No offense lil Andy, but the Supreme Court and the 9th Circut is SMARTER THAN YOU! You're a sore loser! Crawl back in your hold - ok thanks!

    Posted by: Reality | Jun 29, 2013 1:21:39 AM

  22. @MateoM: You know you want him, gurrl! You know he yo type! Ain't no shame in that.

    Don't let your meds do the talkin'. Go for it. He might make you happy.

    Posted by: Derrick from Philly | Jun 29, 2013 2:01:46 AM

  23. I'm particularly offended by these pompous asses who have a little bit of knowledge, yet fail massively with regards to Civics Lessons. "The People" do not, nor have never, held omnipotent sway over the governing of America. There are really four branches of government: Judicial, legislative, Administrative, and "the people"...each branch has it boundaries and cross-checks and we are saved from the dictatorial rule of "the people" by these cross-checks, hence representatives and judges. This is what makes America a prime example of Democratic governance. These putrid fleas who claim that something put to a public vote is the be-all-and-end-all of governance are the basest of dung heaps. They should all rot in Hell (and probably will).

    Posted by: woodroad34d | Jun 29, 2013 2:08:44 AM

  24. Andy Pugno-

    You still have 25 days to file. Please... do try. I do so love watching you all fall flat on your faces.

    Posted by: jexer | Jun 29, 2013 2:40:12 AM

  25. "'If our opponents rejoice in achieving their goal in a dishonorable fashion, they should be ashamed," he said.'"

    Awww, you mean like the flat-out lying that was done to pass Prop 8 in the first place? You mean like ignoring the laws in every state regarding your donors? Cry me a river, Repugno.

    Posted by: Joseph L. | Jun 29, 2013 2:45:06 AM

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