Thursday, August 12, 2004

Calif. Supreme Court Voids S.F. Gay Marriages

From the California Courts Web site: “The California Supreme Court today [Aug. 12, 2004] held San Francisco officials exceeded their authority in issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples before a judicial determination of the constitutionality of state marriage laws that limit marriage to unions between a man and a woman. The court did not rule on the issue of whether California’s marriage statute is constitutional.”

Text [PDF] of today’s Supreme Court’s decision in Lockyer v. City & County of San Francisco is here. Background information, including an archived audiocast of oral arguments on May 25, 2004, and briefs and other documents filed in the case, are here.

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