As promised, San Diego County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg asked the California Supreme Court Monday to dismiss a lawsuit in which he asked the panel to stop same-sex marriages in the state.
For the second time in eight days, California’s highest court again refused Tuesday to block same-sex marriages in the state.
Twenty-four county clerks, including several from the Bay Area, weighed in with the California Supreme Court on Monday to say they believe they should continue licensing same-sex marriages, which resumed in the state three weeks ago.
In a petition filed Friday, clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. argued that same-sex marriages remain illegal in California despite a U.S. Supreme Court’s decision widely regarded as authorizing gay weddings.
Most legal analysts think Proposition 8 supporters have slim-to-zero chance of preventing same-sex marriages from resuming once the Supreme Court’s ruling becomes official in 24 days. On Thursday, county clerks offices were getting ready for the anticipated flurry of same-sex marriage license applications.