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After the Supreme Courtâ€™s decision essentially killing Californiaâ€™s Proposition 8, proponents of so-called â€œtraditional marriageâ€ have filed an emergency order asking that a stay on same-sex marriage in the state be reinstated.
Prop 8, a ballot initiative passed in November 2008, limited the right to marry to opposite-sex couples.Â In a ruling on Wednesday, the Supreme Court held that anti-gay marriage groups did not have standing to defend the law.
Arizona group behind suit
Alliance Defending Freedom, an Arizona-based group formerly known as the Alliance Defense Fund, asked the Supreme Court to overturn the Ninth Circuit Court of Appealsâ€™s lifting of a stay that prohibited same-sex marriages in California.
The Ninth Circuit lifted the stay on Friday, two days after the Supreme Courtâ€™s decision came down.
Alliance Defending Freedom says the Ninth Circuit ignored the stayâ€™s requirement that it be kept in effect â€œuntil final disposition by the supreme court.â€
According to the group, that clause requires that the stay remain in effect for at least 25 days, which is the amount of time that petitioners are typically given to request a rehearing after a ruling from the high court.
â€œHang it upâ€
John Eastman, who chairs the National Organization for Marriage, which opposes gay marriage, told Â that his group views the Ninth Circuitâ€™s decision â€œas illegitimate and lawless.â€
Ted Boutrous, an attorney for the American Foundation for Equal Rights, told reporters that anti-gay groups â€œshould hang it up and quit trying to stop people from getting married,â€ according to .
Lack of standing
The Supreme Courtâ€™s standing decision was based on the the fact that Californiaâ€™s current governor and attorney general declined to defend the law; the court held that the anti-gay marriage groups could not stand in elected officialsâ€™ shoes, given that they had not suffered â€œa concrete and particularized injury that is fairly traceable to the challenged conduct, and is likely to be redressed by a favorable judicial decision.”
Cheap Jordan Shoes â€œWe have never before upheld the standing of a private party to defend the constitutionality of a state statute when state officials have chosen not to,â€ read the opinion, penned by Chief Justice John Roberts. â€œWe decline to do so for the first time here.â€
The Supreme Courtâ€™s decision came just before Gay Pride Weekend in San Francisco.
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