Then again, maybe it won’t be. The point is, the federal judge presiding over the current challenge to the same-sex marriage ban — brought by two same-sex couples and the city of San Francisco — has made his decision. (Of course, both sides have said that if they lose, they will appeal. Which means this is probably going to the Supreme Court, baby! With a stop at the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals.)
But what would it mean if the judge struck down the ban? Would that mean that same-sex couples could maybe get married again in California? We can’t be having that!
Anticipating such a scenario, lawyers for the coalition of religious and conservative groups that sponsored Proposition 8 in 2008 filed a legal brief Tuesday asking Walker to stay his decision if he overturns the ban so same-sex couples could not marry while an appeal was pending.
"Same-sex marriages would be licensed under a cloud of uncertainty, and should proponents succeed on appeal, any such marriages would be invalid," they wrote.
"Yes, Mr. Judge, do you think if you disagree with us you could just, you know, not make that have any effects on anything? Because we would just really hate it if those homos got to marry for another few months before we try to take that away again."