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CA Atty Gen Kamilla Harris: Latest Attempt to Stop Gay Marriage Has “no likelihood of success”

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California Attorney General Kamala Harris has come out swinging after yet another brief opposing efforts to halt marriages of gay and lesbian couples in California has been filed ,  The lawsuits which are nothing more than last ditch efforts by anti-gay bigots in Californiawas  filed a San Diego Clerk named Ernest J. Dronenburg who does not want to marry same-sex couples.

On Friday, Dronenberg  filed two requests with the California Supreme Court, similar to complaints filed by the Prop. 8 Proponents the week before. One seeks to immediately stop marriages in California, the other seeks to limit the scope of the federal court decision that ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional.

Attorney General Harris’s office says the California Supreme Court should deny the request “because [the] petitioner [County Clerk Dronenberg] has no likelihood of success on the merits.”

On Friday, the San Diego County Clerk filed two requests with the California Supreme Court, similar to complaints filed by the Prop. 8 Proponents the week before. One seeks to immediately stop marriages in California, the other seeks to limit the scope of the historic federal court decision that ruled Prop. 8 unconstitutional.

In response to the desperate last ditch filings, Harris issued a strong statement late Friday:

“The filing offers no new arguments that could deny same-sex couples their constitutionally protected civil rights. The federal injunction is still in effect, and it requires all 58 counties to perform same-sex marriages. No exceptions.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors is also distancing themselves from Dronenberg’s lawsuit .

Board Supervisor Greg Cox, released the following statement:

“The County Clerk has acted independently on this matter. No one else from the County was consulted or had any part of this court action, including the Board of Supervisors. The County’s position is and always has been that we, the County, will follow applicable law with regards to same sex marriage.”

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