Livestream: San Francisco City Hall Awaits Same-Sex Marriage Stay Announcement
Watch live at San Francisco City Hall, as supporters of equality wait to hear whether or not Judge Vaughn Walker will continue the stay on same-sex marriage, or lift the stay and resume allowing same-sex couples to marry in California.
U.S. district judge Vaughn R. Walker will issue a ruling this morning on whether to stay a decision in the Proposition 8 federal case pending appeal, according to a late Wednesday e-mail from the court. The ruling will be issued between 9 a.m. and noon Pacific time.
If Walker rules against the stay, the state of California could presumably allow same-sex couples to wed once again. Such unions have been illegal since voters in the state passed Prop. 8 in November 2008.
Last week Walker ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional but issued a temporary stay of the decision pending arguments from attorneys on both sides.