Let Gays Marry Now, Say Schwarzenegger and Brown to Judge
Now that Prop 8 has been overruled in a federal district court, Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown are voicing their opposition to a stay, which is keeping the ban on gay marriages in effect. Judge Vaughn Walker granted the hold on his ruling to accept arguments from gay marriage foes this morning.
Schwarzenegger's briefing said that Prop 8 supporters "argue a stay is necessary because issuing gender-neutral marriage licenses will 'place administrative burdens on the State' and cause uncertainty to same-sex couples who choose to marry... On the contrary, as the Court has pointed out, 'the evidence shows that allowing same-sex couples to marry will be simple for California to implement because it has already done so; no change need be phased in.'”