May 26, The group unsuccessfully sought to place a same-sex marriage ban on the November ballot that also would have denied domestic partner benefits to same-sex couples. Archived from the original on February 13, June 4, State of California et al. Arguing that the district court lacks authority to grant relief beyond the named plaintiffs or, even if the district court has such authority, its injunction only binds to two county clerks who are named defendants.
The Article 1 provision guaranteeing basic liberty, which includes the right to marry, took precedence over the initiative. July 20, Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 25,
City and County of San Francisco et al. Approximately 36 states, including California, currently allow same-sex marriage. On March 2,the California State Senate passed a resolution opposing Proposition 8, saying that "the initiative is a fundamental revision to the document, not an amendment, and therefore required deliberation by the Legislature and a two-thirds vote of both houses to put it on the ballot.
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August 14, Schwarzenegger demonstrate disputes of fact and suggests a court trial should be held to resolve them. California recognized same-sex marriage briefly in , and continuously since Of the other states, the top five states represented included 32 couples each from Washington and Oregon , 24 from Nevada , 20 from New York and 16 from Florida.