Retrieved January 5, Circuit Courts of Appeal to stand. Some counties have their marriage license applications posted online so you can fill them out before you arrive at the County Clerk's office. Some said they thought the ruling would spark more same-sex marriages in California even though such unions were already legal in the state. Retrieved November 5,
Constitution in Perry v. If you are in a civil union or registered domestic partnership with another person, any marriage to a second person will be invalid. Opponents, however, successfully petitioned a referendum on the issue for the November ballot.
Attorney General Jerry Brown chose not to defend the lawsuit, saying that Proposition 8 violates the Fourteenth Amendment to the United States Constitution and should be struck down.