The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals ruled today that gay marriages are officially legal in California!!! After SCOTUS' Prop 8 ruling this week, the lower court was free to lift the injunction and that's just what they've done! And Governor Jerry Brown already ordered state officials 'to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in California as soon as the 9th Circuit confirms the stay is lifted," so it's OFFICIAL!!!
A federal appeals court says it is lifting its freeze on same-sex marriages in California and the state is required to issue licenses to gay couples starting immediately.
The Supreme Court has dismissed an appeal over same-sex marriage on jurisdictional grounds, ruling private parties do not have "standing" to defend California's voter-approved ballot measure barring gay and lesbian couples from state-sanctioned wedlock.