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California Gov. Jerry Brown Orders County Clerks To Immediately Begin Issuing Same-Sex Marriage Licenses

Jerry BrownWithout missing a beat, California Governor Jerry Brown ordered county clerks to immediately begin issuing same-sex marriage licenses after SCOTUS dismissed the case challenging a temporary ban on same-sex marriages this morning.

“I have directed the California Department of Public Health to advise the state’s counties that they must begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples in California as soon as the Ninth Circuit confirms the stay is lifted,” Brown said in a statement.

While certificates are likely flying out of the hands of County clerks right now, Shasta County clerk Cathy Darling Allen says it may be some time before same-sex marriages can officially proceed. “My understanding is we’ll have some kind of a waiting period in terms of start date,” she told the LA Times. “Twenty-five to 30 days is what I’ve been told, but that feels kind of speculative. But it’s not going to be Friday. It’s going to be at some point in the future.”

One California couple is already making plans to get hitched following the lifted ban even though they’re not in a same-sex relationship. After vowing to wait for marriage until marriage equality triumphed, actress Kristen Bell proposed to husband Dax Shepard this morning! Awww!

On:           Jun 26, 2013
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    • Spike

      And this is why Calif. didn’t elect nutt-Meg Whitman!

      Jun 26, 2013 at 4:20 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Jonty Coppersmith

      “As soon as the Ninth Circuit confirms that the stay is lifted” is NOT immediately.

      Jun 26, 2013 at 4:47 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • jeff4justice

      @Jonty Coppersmith: Thank you.

      Jun 26, 2013 at 5:06 pm · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley

      And for those county clerks who refuse to issue the marriage licenses due to their religious convictions, “thank you for your service but the door is there. You are free to turn in your resignation and join a nunnery”.

      Jun 27, 2013 at 6:09 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • Harley

      Or priesthood, should you be a closet pedophile.

      Jun 27, 2013 at 6:10 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·
    • 1EqualityUSA

      My younger friends can get married now. The fight isn’t over, until all can. Coast to coast equality.

      Jun 27, 2013 at 8:12 am · @ReplyReply to this comment ·

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