California’s Govenor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown Have Both Filed Motions Urging To Let Same-Sex Marriages to Resume

California’s Republican Govenor (and T-800 model Terminator) Arnold Schwarzenegger has filed  a brief with U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker.

“The Administration believes the public interest is best served by permitting the Court’s judgment to go into effect, thereby restoring the right of same-sex couples to marry in California,’ wrote Kenneth C. Mennemeier, an attorney representing Schwarzenegger, in the brief. ‘Doing so is consistent with California’s long history of treating all people and their relationships with equal dignity and respect.'”

Also today Attorney General Jerry Brown filed a motion opposing a stay of Judge Walker’s decision striking down Proposition 8:

“Brown told U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker that his historic ruling that overturned Proposition 8 probably will be upheld by higher courts. He said his office last year opposed a pretrial request to block Proposition 8 only because the legal and factual issues had not then been explored. ‘That has now occurred,  And while there is still the potential for limited administrative burdens should future marriages of same-sex couples be later declared invalid, these potential burdens are outweighed by this court’s conclusion, based on the overwhelming evidence, that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional”

Walker had given a deadline of today to recieve arguments about either removing or keeping the “stay” in place during the appeal process.

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