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Gay Marriages Blocked In California By Federal Court Judges!

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A federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely Monday while it considers the constitutionality of the state's gay marriage ban.

The decision, issued by a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals, trumps a lower court judge's order that would have allowed county clerks to begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples on Wednesday.

That means gay marriages won't be able to happen in California until at least next year!

In a brief order, the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals agreed to stay Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's order last week that would have barred the state from enforcing Proposition 8, a development that would have enabled same-sex couples to obtain marriage licenses across the state immediately. Walker on Aug. 4 declared Proposition 8 unconstitutional, and then found there is no longer legal justification to deny same-sex couples the right to marry while his ruling is reviewed on appeal.

The 9th Circuit gave the two sides in the case the next few months to file briefs on Walker's ruling, and set arguments for the week of Dec. 6, which would push a decision into next year.


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61 comments to “Gay Marriages Blocked In California By Federal Court Judges!”

  1. 1

    It'll happen…eventually.

  2. 2

    WTF??? I just moved to California, and I was so excited that proposition 8 had been overturned… and now this bullshit? I just got married to a man (I'm a woman) a few months ago, and I just think it's so ridiculous that if I fell in love with a woman I couldn't marry her… I just don't understand why anyone would set rules upon an entire group of people that don't apply to everyone else. It's seriously fucked up. NO H8!

  3. 3

    haha, YES! i am glad, this means their will be less people talking in high pitched voices prancing around LA… less marriages = less acceptance = less people deciding to turn to the gay side…. no single person is 100% gay or 100% straight, it is a fact of life… this will prevent those people that are 60% straight from condering going gay because it is more mainstream now… i would say the average person is 98% straight, but people still think weird stuff sometimes… at least from my experience as a clinical psychologist…

  4. 4

    Wake up tool. Your being used and played…again.

  5. 5

    Hey, we all know its going to the supreme court… Hopefully civil rights will win

  6. 6

    The United States is such a backward country. It cries about how free it is…except if you're gay. How does gays getting married affect anyone but the couple? Hypocrites. Religious nuts have everyone in the US by their balls. Next laws will be made by Ouiji boards and Magic 8 balls.

  7. 7

    How EMBARRASSING that this country is so behind on this issue & it is even a debate!! "With liberty and justice for ALL"…. (?)

  8. 8

    Prop8 backers (the church) must've spent over a hundred of million of dollars by now to spread hate & bigotry. Why don't they use that money to spread love and compassion to the people of Haiti or those in need? Their religion is a religion of HATE & iGNORANCE!

  9. Sgirl says – reply to this


    Ha and Ha!

  10. 10

    it's just going to push it up the SCOTUS that much faster. Plus, there's a very credible challenge to DOMA coming out of Mass. … so…. this nonsense isn't going to be going on for much longer. More and more people are realizing that it's ridiculous to keep "marriage" sacred for heteros particularly when they divorce and cheat and everything else.

  11. 11

    Gays should be able to be just as miserably married as anyone else!!!

    I do love my gays!!!!

    Cake much?


  12. 12

    Boo???? Is that the best you can say? Okay so the court ruling has to get past the supreme court. It's called due process. It has to get past the conservative threshold guardians, but boo???? Dude, you have a website. If you are really serious about facillitating gay marriage in California, you could try to make some kind of eloquent statement or statements and CAMPAIGN to stir public opinion and let the weight of that opinion sway the supreme court. Perez, you have to do better than `boo'. Don't be so lazy. There's plenty of good stuff in the constitution that is supposed to promote the righs of free citizens, not to mention the separation of church and state ( to quieten down the tambourine shakers). Boo??? WTF?

  13. 13

    Re: quiktech – Yeah, because gay people CHOOSE to be that way. People like you are so horribly disappointing.

  14. 14

    What The Fuck???!!!
    It's Time To Be A Little More Open Minded People!

  15. 15

    Re: quiktech – oh my God, you really expect anyone to believe your a clinical psychologist? maybe a clinical psycho, but a clinical psychologist. i'm sure that will be the funniest thing i'll read all day.

  16. 16

    Finally a court allows the will of the people to prevail.

  17. 17

    This is dissapointing. But on the bright side, nobody is gonna marry your fat ass anyway.

  18. 18

    Re: MariahScarey – MariahScarey i totally agree with you. some of these so called religious people are totally evil in their thinking. i have never come across so many hateful "people of God" as i have within the last 10 yrs or so. must have something to do with the Internet letting them show their true colors without having to show their faces. it's easy to spew hate hiding behind a computer. say what you will about Fred Phelps and his crazy followers. at least they have the balls to actually show their faces in public unlike the cowards who post their nasty comments here online.

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  20. 20

    this is such bullshit

  21. 21

    This is not civil rights, it's stupid. You idiot gay people think this is civil rights? I'd like you to walk up to a black man from the real civil rights days and ask him what he thinks of what you ignorant people are doing. Are you fighting for a bus seat? Are you fighting to send your children to a good school where they won't be discriminated by color? Are you fighting to shop in your local grocery store just like everyone else? NO, SO SHUT THE HELL UP!

  22. 22

    Another blow (no pun intended) for the sexual perverts. Can we ever get to a place where once and for all society recognizes homosexuality for what it is…sexual perversion?

  23. 23

    Re: quiktech – I pity any of your patients! Although I don't believe you're a doctor more like some bratty kid messing around because you have nothing better to do. If you're over the age of 12 you just a jerk!

  24. 24

    Equality for all–allow people to marry whom they chose. Repeal Don't Ask, Don't Tell: LGBT want to serve their country and should be allowed to do so without fear. I'm off the soapbox…

  25. 25

    If you don't like gay marriage blame straight people. They're the ones who keep having gay babies.

  26. 26

    Re: quiktech – You truly are an idiot!

  27. 27

    It's about time the court listens to the people!!!!

  28. 28


  29. 29

    Re: quiktech – If you are a clinical psychologist, I'm the pope, you fucked up fruit loop.

  30. 30

    it's persecution…..

  31. 31


  32. 32

    i dont care about gays and if they love each other,let them get married if they want, but mario you are the reason people hate gays even more because you preach that everyone should be gay, i am all for equality and love is love but you really make me sick!

  33. 33

    Re: quiktech – Well.. I dunno, I do think this world is definitely in need of more acceptance… I just feel so torn! On one hand, I'm a Christian who wants to uphold what it says in the bible, but I really want to just love everyone equally as they are. What to do?? :(

  34. 34

    Re: AttFinch – You're absolutely right. There are members of the WBC, and then there are Christians like me who just want to love and accept everyone. I'm sorry for the image they've presented to you and others. Just know that for every member under "Gramps", there's another Christian who just believes in love. The worst of it is that the more we express our disgust for the WBC, the more it encourages them because it says specifically in the Bible that "Christians will be persecuted." And yet… it is the homosexuals who are persecuted on an infinitely greater scale!! This world needs healing :(

  35. 35

    Equality for all!! But………..
    this is a celebrity gossip site, I dont really think that updates on Prop 8 and other changes about gay marriage should be a breaking news?

  36. 36

    BABY STEPS. Don't worry— it will happen.

  37. 37

    It's just a matter of time before it becomes legal in all states. The number of states is slowly increasing. Then all of the puritans will have to watch all the mincing queens walking around holding hands, and kissing in public. Just like you puritans just to do in front of us. We arent hiding in shame like puritans would want us to. With marriage it gives us more rights to make it easiar to adopt. You will see a lot more of us wth children as well. THE HORROR!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!! EVIL LAUGH!! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

  38. 38

    Re: Sir-Bangs-Alot – Right on sir, just ban it all instead of beatng around the bush. All these people know the outcome, yet they still create pointless drama about something that is completely and morally wrong. Call me close minded and a simpleton but gay is WRONG.

  39. 39

    Re: patticake1601 – o.k., that is such a GREAT post. humorous, plus so true.

  40. 40

    Can we just look at humans as a mammal… cuz we are!!! As mammals, we have one reason to be here… to procreate!!! How can we procreate when there is two mammals of the same sex??? Just because our brains are more developed than most mammals, doesn't mean we should ignore our true reasons of being on planet Earth.

    I find it rather funny that people think the homosexuality is NOT a choice when in fact there has been NO evidence to support it but there is evidence that supports that it IS learned behavior. IF homosexuality was passed down genetically (which would make it NOT a choice) I could see the argument but THERE IS NO PROOF that homosexuality is passed down through genetics.

  41. 41

    Don't get me wrong… I hold no judgment against anyone that is gay, but let's not cross the lines of what is fiction and what is non-fiction…

    Maybe one day, I'll be proved wrong, but until that day… science always wins and THERE IS NO EVIDENCE/RESEARCH that states homosexuality is genetic.

    Remember it took hundreds(!) of years before women got the RIGHT TO VOTE!!! Things come in time, just be patient!!!

    And I agree with the other poster who indicated that this is NOT a civil case… being married is NOT a right. It's a privilage… one that is mostly looked upon positively by the Church. A Church that doesn't readily approve of homosexuality, so changing the definition of marriage in the USA will take time.

  42. 42

    Why are the gays so concerned with the word "marriage"??? Get all the same legal rights and call it something else already… wtf?!!! Aren't heterosexuals entitled to their traditions and definitions? It's just a reason to fight for something and prove something… then after that's done there will be something else to "win"…quit cramming this down our throats and get your own definitions and traditions already. I could care less what you do but respect mine…

  43. 43

    Re: quiktech – You're a moron.

  44. 44

    This is the only good ruling to come out of the 9th Circus Court in years. That judge's ruling will eventually be overturned by the Supreme Court so all you pervs don;t get too excited and start dancing around!!!

  45. 45

    I don't understand how people can constantly preach about equality and yet treat gay people like they're doing something wrong and therefore don't deserve the same opportunities as everyone else! It's such a prehistoric way of thinking.

  46. 46

    Re: quiktech – You're an asshole! There is nobody 100% Straight or 100% Gay? You're misleading people and you're so WRONG!
    And…Mr. "Psychologist",FYI,people don't just TURN gay.We're born to be who we are! You're either one fucked up "psychologist" or you're just a damn liar!
    Gay marriage is a fact in some states and will be a fact in ALL states,someday!
    Go crawl back under your rock,stupid. We don't need you out in public!

  47. 47

    Re: brinjak – #12- Love your post! You're my new hero!

  48. 48

    Re: Mad Dog – #16- The will of what people? NOBODY has a right to VOTE on someone elses's life! The USSC will let people know that,too,when they find all this bullshit unconstitutional! Gay marriage is a reality,get used to it! Equality for ALL!

  49. 49

    Re: ashrob25 – - #21-No we're fighting against asshole opinions,like YOURS! Get a clue and take a civics course!

  50. 50

    Re: patticake1601 – Awesome! I have that on my my space page! Couldn't agree more!

  51. 51

    Democracy only works when you don't have dictator judges taking away the will of the people. There is NO mention of marriage in the Constitution, leastwise GAY marriage. This is a states rights issue and should be delivered as such by the Supreme Court when it gets there.

    Just because you want something, doesn't mean it's automatically a "right"

  52. 52

    No one has the right to tell another individual who they can or can not love. It just seems ridiculous. Not too long ago it was illegal to have interracial marriages…it seems ridiculous now to imagine people once had the laws on their favor to allow bigotry to tell two people whom loved each other "no you can't be together cause of your race". This is the same shit imo. Much like you don't chose your race…you don't chose your sexuality. I've never met a single straight person who has been "chosen" to love the opposite sex…it just came natural to them.

  53. 53

    Re: CrazyCanadianChick – Because, Crazy Canadian Chick….there are homosexual mammals in the animal world as well. Do your research before you spread such hate.

  54. 54

    Re: CrazyCanadianChick – You are SO right, the government should follow EVERYTHING the Church preaches…starting tomorrow they should ban birth control, condoms and divorces.

  55. 55

    Awesome, maybe there is hope this will be defeated yet!!!!! I will never accept 2 men being married!!

  56. 56

    The majority of Americans don't want this, just like everything else the politicians will do what they want and what makes them more money or gives them more power. So unfortunately the ass jockey bill will eventually be passed.

  57. 57

    gay ppl shud have da same rites as anybody else

  58. 58

    Re: Mickey9661 – Well, my opinion is more than an opinion. It's RIGHT. Gay people are just a disease to this world and country. There I said it, what are you going to do about it?

  59. 59

    Re: cjkitti
    Very well said! I totally agree!

  60. 60

    Re: Sportyraven

    Just a note to you, but not ALL churches are against birth control, condoms and divorces. Sounds like you have been scorned by the Catholic church and it is clouding your judgment. Such a shame…

  61. 61

    hello… all you idiots claiming that the will of the people blah blah blah
    I am a straight woman but i don't think i should have more rights than anyone.. i should not be able to use the word marriage if my friends can't just because they are gay.. come on people.. what century are we in.. if we should hate anyone it should be the bible thumping jesus freaks on here that try to set us back generations of tolerance