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San Diego County Clerk Seeks End To Gay Marriages

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SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The San Diego County clerk has asked the state Supreme Court to stop gay marriages.

In a petition filed Friday, clerk Ernest Dronenburg Jr. argued that same-sex marriages remain illegal in California despite a U.S. Supreme Court’s decision widely regarded as authorizing gay weddings.

Dronenburg also argued that county clerks aren’t bound by orders from Gov. Jerry Brown, state Attorney General Kamala Harris and other state officials to marry gay couples.

The state Supreme Court on Monday refused a similar request to stop gay weddings made by backers of California’s Proposition 8, which banned same-sex marriage in the state when passed by voters in 2008.

The state high court had earlier asked for additional written arguments by Aug. 1 on the issues raised by same-sex marriage opponents.

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