9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals
The Obama administration may have concluded that laws targeting gay Americans are presumably unconstitutional, but it still asked a federal appeals court Friday to refrain for now from striking down the ban on gays serving openly in the military.
The sponsors of Proposition 8 so far have taken the lead in defending the voter-approved law in court, after former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and former Attorney General Jerry Brown refused to do so.
A large crowd gathered Monday morning outside a federal courthouse on Seventh Street in San Francisco, where a three-judge appeals court panel is hearing arguments on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8.
Sponsors of California’s same-sex marriage ban on Wednesday asked one of the judges from the appeals court panel that will hear arguments on the measure’s constitutionality next week to remove himself from the case.
The federal appeal of California’s gay marriage ban case will be decided by two judges appointed by Democratic presidents and one named by a Republican.
The Supreme Court is refusing to block enforcement of the “don’t ask, don’t tell” policy on gays in the military while a federal appeals court considers the issue.
A federal appeals court has set Dec. 6 as the day it will hear arguments to determine the constitutionality of California’s gay marriage ban.
A federal appeals court has reaffirmed its ruling that investigators illegally seized a list of baseball players who allegedly tested positive for steroids during a 2004 drug lab raid.
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely Monday while it considers the constitutionality of the state’s gay marriage ban.