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Judge lifts stay, but California same-sex marriages still on hold

We all rejoiced when Prop 8 was overturned in California last week but saddened that a stay was put in place to stop enforcement right away. Today newlywed-wannabes waited with baited breath to see if they would be able to tie the knot today. However, it looks like they made need a little patience, as the stay will not be lifted until next Wednesday August 18th.

[Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker] struck down the state’s ban on same-sex marriage lifted his stay on those nuptials – but simultaneously ruled that his order not take effect for six more days…

…He lifted that stay today, according a court announcement at 12:35 p.m. However, Walker said in today’s order that the stay will not be canceled until 5 p.m. on Aug. 18.

You can read the final stay order here.

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