Calif. AG Asks 9th Circ. To Lift Prop 8 Amid Appeals

Law360, New York (March 1, 2011, 7:50 PM EST) -- California Attorney General Kamala D. Harris on Tuesday asked the Ninth Circuit to nix its order prohibiting same-sex marriages in the state while the appeals court weighs the constitutionality of Proposition 8.

Harris filed a statement with the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit in support of a motion to vacate the appeals court's stay of a district court’s ruling that Proposition 8 — a 2008 California ballot initiative that effectively banned gay marriage — is unconstitutional. The stay allows the government to enforce...
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