SAN FRANCISCO (CBS SF) — The U.S. Supreme Court ruled Wednesday that backers of Proposition 8, California’s ban of same-sex marriage, had no right to appeal a federal court ruling that overturned it. As a result, same-sex marriage can resume in California and Gov. Jerry Brown quickly issued a directive to state and county clerks saying so.
“Proposition 8 is dead, it’s dead all across California,” proclaimed noted attorney David Boies, one part of the legal team that argued against Prop. 8 before the high court.
It appeared same-sex marriage licenses would again be issued in California come late July. Supreme Court rulings normally take effect after 25 days and Brown’s executive order, a copy of which was sent to CBS San Francisco, followed that timetable.