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Proposition 8 and the end of the too-long engagements

June 28, 2013|By Karin Klein
  • Sandy Stier, left, and Kris Perry share a long-awaited wedding kiss.
Sandy Stier, left, and Kris Perry share a long-awaited wedding kiss. (Marcio Jose Sanchez / Associated…)

The engagement of Kris Perry and Sandy Stier was both too dragged out and too uncertain, forced as they were to wait for same-sex marriage to be recognized again in the state of California. Good for the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals for lifting its stay on such weddings, and congratulations to the newlyweds.

Yes, ordinarily the court waits the 25 days for judgments from the U.S. Supreme Court to be finalized, but it doesn’t have to. Nor should it have done so. The chances of the high court decision being reversed are well below minuscule.

Same-sex couples have been denied their rights for too long.

But word was that the wedding of Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo was delayed in Los Angeles. The courts can make all kinds of things move in society, but even they couldn't move Friday rush-hour gridlock in L.A. The couple reportedly got stuck in traffic.

It was a bright day in California for more than one reason.


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