Lawyers Ask California To Lift Gay Marriage Ban

LOS ANGELES (CBS) — Supporters of gay marriage in California demanded that a court-ordered hold on same-sex marriages be lifted immediately on Wednesday after a dramatic policy reversal by the Obama administration.

KNX 1070’s Charles Feldman reports lawyers fighting the case against Prop. 8 have filed a motion asking the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals to lift its stay blocking same-sex marriages.

The stay was issued after a U.S. district judge found the gay marriage ban unconstitutional.

The court filing comes on the same day the White House says it will no longer defend the constitutionality of a law that bans the recognition of same-sex marriages.

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