"Absent a stay of the mandate in this case, that number will certainly be very large indeed.... And unnecessarily so if a majority of California's voters favor in November the proposed ballot measure."
Mark L. Shurtleff of Utah, writing on behalf of 10 Republican attorney generals, asking California to delay the implementation of gay marriages until the public votes in November on the issue. They fear an open door to to challenges from gay residents who get married in California and then return to their home states to demand equality. States represented in the letter include UT, MI, NH, AL, CO, FL, ID, NE, SC and SD. (New York Times)
“Same-sex marriage is a deeply contentious issue, but in California the matter has now been resolved by the state Supreme Court.”
Jerry Brown, Attorney General of California, responding that the matter of same-sex marriage has been settled. (New York Times)