Buzzfeed reports that the trial court judge in California who has taken over hearing the federal court case over Prop 8 has declared the case closed. Technically, this should allow same-sex couples to marry in California starting immediately.
The order comes despite the fact that proponents of Proposition 8 have requested the Supreme Court to review the case because, Judge James Ware wrote today, all requests to stay the judgment in the case have been denied. The proponents made no request of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court to stay the case pending resolution by the Supreme Court.
It is not immediately clear what impact Ware’s order will have or whether the proponents of Proposition 8 will seek a stay of the order with a higher court.
Holy CRAP you guys, this is huge. If the Supreme Court refuses to take this case, this is over and we’ve won. HOLY CRAP. In the meantime, GO GET MARRIED IN CALIFORNIA!
This is great for Californians, but what about the whole of the nation? Isn’t simply a way to isolate the right for same-sex couple inside of each state?