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Same-Sex Marriage Stays On Hold Hor Prop. 8 Appeal

Publication Date: 
March 24, 2011
San Francisco Chronicle
Bob Egelko

Professor Jane Schacter,a leading national expert on sexual orientation law, is quoted in the San Francisco Chronicle on Prop. 8’s stay status. Bob Egelko reports:

A federal appeals court rejected a plea by gay and lesbian couples Wednesday to let same-sex weddings resume in California while the court reviews a 2008 ballot measure that banned such marriages, a process that could take at least one more year.

The Ninth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco reaffirmed an order it issued in August, suspending Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's decision that found Proposition 8 unconstitutional.


"It reflects a preference to wait until the legal issues are finally resolved before letting same-sex couples marry," Jane Schacter, a Stanford law professor, said Wednesday.