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Judge Stays Decision, Same Sex Couples Can't Marry Yet

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Although today's Prop 8 ruling said "California is able to issue marriage licenses to same-sex couples," that may not be happening immediately. Supporters of traditional marriage Tuesday night filed papers requesting Federal Judge Vaughn Walker to stay his decision if he ruled banning gay marriage unconstitutional. "A stay is essential to averting the harms that would flow from another purported window of same-sex marriage in California," they wrote.

Walker today temporarily stayed his order until Friday so appeals for a longer stay can be filed. He decides against them, the group will take their request to stay to the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals.