"The California Supreme Court today filed an order in the marriage cases, denying requests to stay its decision until after the November 2008 election and denying petitions for rehearing,"
From a statement from the California Supreme Court. They had been asked by opponents to hold off on allowing same-sex marriages until voters can have their say on a November ballot that may ban the official unions again. (AFP)
"It would have been unprecedented to postpone constitutional rights based on speculation of how a political scenario may or may not play out.... Folks can get married on June 17."
Dennis Herrera, San Francisco City Attorney, remarking on the CA Supreme Courts final approval of gay marriages. (Reuters)