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05/28/2008

SF to 'stay': Go away!

by Jeremy Hooper

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera is coming out strong against those who want to "stay" the California ruling, calling the feet-dragging maneuver both "inappropriate" and "inhumane." Press release and filing can be read here:

Letting fair rulings take course: Now that, conservatives, is a true "San Francisco value."

*Read this doc on Scribd: PROP22-OPP-FILING

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Herrera challenges the standing of the "Fund" to even request the stay (which should require the court to simply ignore the request.) Then he goes on to fully, and forcefully refute all of their legal arguments for requesting the stay.

I would think that this request by the "FUNDies" is DOA.

Posted by: Dick Mills | May 28, 2008 6:39:26 PM

They are out-of-staters by their own legal documents and have no standing in California.

For Those Interested: Here is latest on obtaining Wedding Licenses.


Same-sex marriages can start June 17
Wyatt Buchanan, Chronicle Staff Writer
Wednesday, May 28, 2008


(05-28) 12:45 PDT San Francisco - --
California counties can begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on June 17, the state's Office of Vital Records determined today. That is a day later than many county officials had assumed and some same-sex couples had booked time slots for weddings on June 16.
The decision to issue licenses starting June 17 allows the state Supreme Court the maximum time to consider any challenge to its ruling before it takes effect, according to a letter sent today to county clerks by the Office of Vital Records.
County clerks can begin issuing marriage licenses that day, "assuming no legal developments to the contrary," according to the state letter.
Opponents of same-sex marriage have asked the court to delay implementing its decision until after the November election, when the state's voters are likely to decide whether to amend the California Constitution to limit marriage to opposite-sex couples. A Field Poll released today, however, showed most voters do not support such a measure.
The Office of Vital Records also determined today how the new forms for marriage licenses will refer to those who are marrying. Instead of gender-specific designations, the forms refer to applicants as "Party A" and "Party B."
E-mail Wyatt Buchanan at wbuchanan@sfchronicle.com.

Posted by: LOrion | May 28, 2008 7:38:35 PM

hurray 4 califonia, we can legally marry the people we love now

Posted by: mike paahana | May 28, 2008 11:29:21 PM

Jeremy, you might need to start a Same Sex Wedding Announcement site, complete with pics and details from the blushing grooms and handsome brides! And then start Blue Polka Dotting all of those hideous red and beige states on your map as newly married couples from those states post an announcement.

Posted by: Dick Mills | May 29, 2008 12:30:28 AM

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