07 February 2012
Praise: 9th Circuit Upholds Judge Walker Overturning Prop 8
The 133 page decision by the 9th Circuit Court has been put online by the American Federation for Equal Rights (AFER). I've just started reading a little, but it appears to be a very thorough review of prior case law. The news conference with AFER attorneys and the plaintiffs indicated that marriage equality is on a stay in California until the Prop 8 people have a chance to appear, but that filing for an extension of the stay must be completed before the end of February. There is still a question as to whether or when the opponents of equality will appeal to the Supreme Court of the United States. Great news!