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.
Clerks from most of California’s 58 counties are meeting in Redwood Shores this week with what to do about same-sex marriages and licenses on the agenda.
The California Supreme Court is refusing to order the state to stop issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
Opponents of same-sex marriage say they are asking the California Supreme Court to order county clerks to deny marriage licenses to same-sex couples.
San Francisco Supervisor Jane Kim said the Pledge of Alliance for the first time at the start of Tuesday’s board meeting in what she said was a response to the U.S. Supreme Court’s landmark ruling last month to strike down the federal Defense of Marriage Act.
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Santa Clara County was gearing up for another week of same-sex marriages days after what is believed to be the county’s busiest day ever for issuing marriage licenses, officials said.
Monday was the first chance for all but a handful of the state’s same-sex couples to wed since 2008, when about 18,000 marriages went forward during a brief legal window before a voter-approved ban.
The Santa Clara County Clerk’s office issued more than twice as many marriage licenses as usual in its first day since a federal court lifted a stay on same-sex marriages late last week.