Retrieved October 9, Frawley, who ruled that "the title and summary includes an essentially verbatim recital of the text of the measure itself",  and that the change was valid because the measure did, in fact, eliminate a right upheld by the California Supreme Court. Archived from the original on May 17, The state government supported the ruling and refused to defend the law. Georgia Supreme Court reinstates constitutional ban against same-sex marriage that had been thrown out by a lower court on procedural grounds. It also scheduled an accelerated time table for hearing an appeal of Judge Walker's ruling.
The ruling was stayed pending appeal to the United States Supreme Court.
President Barack Obama's shifting stance on gay marriage
Following the passing of Proposition 8 inand the subsequent mass protests, several lawsuits were filed in both the State Supreme Court and in the Federal District Court. Voters first approved the ban inbut state law requires a majority vote in two consecutive election years to amend the constitution. Retrieved 11 April Show 25 25 50 All. On Tuesday May 26 the court ruled that "The Amendment to the State Constitution referred to as Proposition 8 is valid and enforceable from the moment it was passed. Archived from the original on May 22, In considering the cases within the state courts, on November 13,the California Supreme Court asked California Attorney General Jerry Brown for an opinion on whether the Court should accept these cases for review and whether the measure should be suspended while they decide the case.
Archived from the original on February 28, Obama himself was frustrated about it, if a description in a new book by his former top adviser, David Axelrodis to be believed. California Secretary of State. The court denied the petition without comment. February Hawaii voters approve a state constitutional amendment reserving the right to define marriage to the Legislature. March Massachusetts begins marrying same-sex couples.