San Diego County Clerk Files Petition To Halt Same-Sex Marriages In California

ernie-dronenberg-facebook-460x260In the weeks following the Supreme Court’s decision on Prop 8, San Diego County clerk Ernest J. Dronenburg has filed a petition to halt the same-sex weddings now taking place in the state until the court’s decision is “clarified.” He believes the federal court ruling should only apply to the two couples involved in the lawsuit.

When asked why the petition was being filed, a representative from the San Diego County clerk’s office said “We’re making sure to follow the constitution so there isn’t any confusion.”

But Dronenbug is acting alone on this one, as he’s been met with opposition from a number of authorities around the state. County Chairman Greg Cox was one of the first to issue a statement distancing himself from the petition, saying Dronenburg “acted independently”:

“The County Clerk has acted independently on this matter. No one else from the County was consulted or had any part of this court action, including the Board of Supervisors. The County’s position is and always has been that we, the County, will follow applicable law with regards to same-sex marriage.”

In the meantime, San Diego County clerks have continued to issue marriage licenses and will continue “Walk-In Wednesdays,” when folks seeking marriage licenses do not need to make an appointment prior to coming in.

Dronenburg’s petition, much like a similar petition filed by ProtectMarriage last week, will be examined, but will not halt same-sex marriages in the process. “The filing offers no new arguments that could deny same-sex couples their constitutionally protected civil rights,” said California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris. “The federal injunction is still in effect, and it requires all 58 counties to perform same-sex marriages. No exceptions.”

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  • Dakotahgeo

    Why do all these conservative extremists look like the ‘walking dead’ zombies understand they lost, and lost BIG TIME? It’s time to incarcerate these types of people in re-education camps and if they cannot be retrained, they should be made to serve the sane and sensible people as servants for the rest of their lives. These drones are so, so tiring!

  • ryhalvey

    I live in San Diego and I find this very disappointing. E-mail his office: [email protected]

    I’ve already done so.

  • 2eo

    I posted his address but for some reason it was deleted, if the site offered a message system I’d do a blanket PM instead.

    Can’t see any legal reason for it to be removed. It’s just information freely available, there’s only 1 person with his name in California so it’s definitely him.

  • samwise343

    The message of marriage equality goes from God to the State of California to San Diego County to the office of the County Clerk.

  • Dakotahgeo

    @samwise343: Fortunately, Mr. Dronenburg is in for a BIGGG surprise!!! I hope he’s sitting down.

  • Ogre Magi

    another funnymentalist christchump no doubt

  • MK Ultra

    OmG i was about to say the same thing then I read your comment.
    They always look like they’re wearing special effects makeup from a 90’s sci-fi/Horror movie. I mean, look at this guy! Total Night of the Living Dead!

  • gppm1103

    Get him out of there San Diego….

  • the other Greg

    What is it with the bow ties?

    @gppm1103: Right – the Clerk is an elected position, and in most CA counties it’s a boring, not very political one. But ironically in SD they merged it with the County Assessor (determining property taxes), which in CA is a big deal. So with any luck he’ll have a serious opponent.

  • rdujetz

    I thought Orville Reddenbacher died ?

  • rdujetz

    Yes, he sure looks like a progressive thinker.

  • 1EqualityUSA

    I would not trust this twerp to be around my nephews. Wow! Laaaaaaaaaatent!

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