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Shannon Minter, standing, speaks to the California Supreme Court in San Francisco, Thursday, March 5, 2009 on the constitutionality of the state’s voter-approved Proposition 8 that bans gay unions. The court will decide whether to uphold the same-sex marriage ban and whether same-sex couple marriages will remain valid

The 90 day deadline for the California Supreme Court to issue its judgement on California Proposition 8 which restored traditional marriage (one man and one woman) is fast approaching. Oral arguments were heard March 5, 2009 which means the decision is coming imminently.

The court usually gives a one business day notice before releasing its opinions on Mondays or Thursdays. So, we could learn tomorrow.

It is surprising there have been NO leaks of a decision which has taken many weeks to draft.

Perhaps this is a clue, however.

Equality California, a leading gay rights group, is surveying its members to gauge whether they support putting gay marriage on a 2010 state ballot or waiting until 2012.

While the state waits for the California Supreme Court’s verdict on Proposition 8 – which bans gay marriage – the group asks that members answer the survey by 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

“We stand together, hopeful that the California Supreme Court will confirm that fundamental civil rights cannot be stripped away from a minority group at the ballot box. However, we must be prepared to go back to the ballot if the Supreme Court fails to overturn Proposition 8,” says an email message from Marc Solomon, the group’s marriage director.

Stay tuned……

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4 Responses to “California Supreme Court Decision on Proposition 8 Gay Marriage Due Out This Week?”
  1. daleandersen says:

    This weekend, the Court will issue its ruling…

  2. Flap says:

    No, the earliest any decision would be released would be next Thursday, May 28th with an announcement on Wednesday that an opinion will be issued.

    Monday is a court holiday (Memorial Day).

    The court issues its holdings on Mondays or Thursdays.

  3. Flap says:

    Well, so much for what I know. The buzz is now that the Court will release its holding on Tuesday, May 26th.

  4. Phylis says:

    The Court is going to release the decision on the 26th. They just made that announcement.

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