August 16, 2010
By Eden James
Howard Mintz at the San Jose Mercury News framed it that way, not me:
Backers of Proposition 8 this morning made one last-ditch plea to a federal appeals court to prevent same-sex couples from marrying in California until higher courts resolve their appeal of a federal judge’s ruling striking down the state’s ban on gay nuptials.
In court papers filed this morning, Proposition 8 lawyers urged the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to put a hold on Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker’s order that would pave the way for California to resume sex-marriages by the end of the day Wednesday.
As usual, Kathleen has Scribd it in the comments. Here it is for the P8TT front page:
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As we all know, the 9th Circuit must decide whether to stay Judge Walker’s ruling by 5 p.m. Wednesday.
More to come, as it develops. Meanwhile, if you have a chance to read the Prop 8 filing, let us know what you think of their arguments in the comments.