The California Supreme Court has just issued an order denying requests for a rehearing and stay in gay marriage case.
Opponents to the ruling legalizing gay marriage in California had requested that the court issue an order that put things on hold until after the voters had a chance to vote on a proposal which would overturn the decision.
The ruling means that counties can begin to issue marriage licenses at any time. Most counties had planned to wait until June 17th since the court had until then to make a decision but they are now free to act at any time. Voter will have a chance to overturn the ruling in November but polls have been mixed on the issue and it is very possible they will reject the proposal.
But for now the people of California have a little extra freedom and justice.
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