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LA County Suspends Marriage Licenses for Gay Couples
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It didn't take long for the LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk to take action yesterday evening. A notice from their office was sent shortly after 6:00 p.m:
After consultation with legal counsel, Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk Dean Logan is suspending the issuance of marriage licenses and civil marriage ceremonies for same-sex couples based on the Secretary of State’s Semi-Official canvass results from Election Night and the California State Constitutional provision that states “(a) proposed amendment or revision shall be submitted to the electors and if approved by a majority of votes thereon takes effect the day after the election.
But with 1.6 million votes estimated to be uncounted statewide (hence the editorial emphasis on "Semi-Official canvass results"), should action have been taken so quickly? The office also says that if they are directed by courts or a state regulatory agency to change or further their action, they will act immediately.
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