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Supreme Court takes up gay marriage issue

Bee Capitol Bureau 

Published: Wednesday, Nov. 19, 2008

The California Supreme Court agreed Wednesday to consider complaints by opponents of Proposition 8 that it improperly revised the constitution to ban gay marriage. The court declined to stay its enforcement in the meantime.

Court spokeswoman Lynn Holton said the court asked the parties involved to write briefs arguing three issues:

(1) Is Proposition 8 invalid because it constitutes a revision of, rather than an amendment to, the California Constitution?

(2) Does Proposition 8 violate the separation-of-powers doctrine under the California Constitution?

(3) If Proposition 8 is not unconstitutional, what is its effect, if any, on the marriages of same-sex couples performed before the adoption of Proposition 8?

Holton said the court established an expedited briefing schedule. She said oral argument could be held as early as March 2009.

http://www.sacbee.com/1095/story/1412194.html

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Gay Couples Can Start to Marry in Connecticut

Connecticut judge issues final judgment allowing same-sex marriages to begin Wednesday

By JOHN CHRISTOFFERSEN

The Associated Press

NEW HAVEN, Conn.

A judge cleared the way Wednesday for gay marriage in Connecticut, a victory for advocates stung by California’s referendum that banned same-sex unions in that state.

http://abcnews.go.com/print?id=6235098

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The title of their article is misleading, but hey, whatever! Marrying folk now have options :

State will change marriage licenses to say ‘bride’ and ‘groom

By Jennifer Garza – jgarza@sacbee.com

Published 5:42 pm PDT Monday, October 6, 2008

[…Bride and groom are in. Party A and Party B are out.

California state officials, saying they had heard from residents all over the state who would like to be identified as “bride” and “groom” on their marriage license, announced Monday that state forms will be changed. Again.

Couples filling out the license will now have the option of declaring themselves bride and groom, bride and bride or groom and groom. They can also leave the space blank. The new forms will be available in county offices in November….]

http://www.sacbee.com/1089/story/1293599.html

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