Archived from the original on February 21, However, legislators and groups opposing same-sex marriages quickly reacted, filing a suit and requesting a court order to prevent the city from performing the ceremonies. Archived from the original on February 23, Same-sex union legislation Same-sex union court cases Timeline of same-sex marriage Recognition of same-sex unions in Africa Recognition of same-sex unions in Asia Recognition of same-sex unions in Europe Recognition of same-sex unions in the Americas Recognition of same-sex unions in Oceania Marriage privatization Divorce of same-sex couples Domestic partnership Military policy Adoption Listings by country. On the day of Strauss v. Proposition 22 was authored by State Senator William J. In California, a constitutional amendment passed by the electorate takes effect the day after the election.
Some Proposition 8 opponents accused its supporters of homophobic bigotryand businesses who were discovered to have donated to organizations supporting Proposition 8's passage were condemned and boycotted.
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Archived from the original on February 14, Retrieved December 4, These included protests outside the LDS 's Los Angeles California Temple in Westwood, Los Angeles ;  a march through Hollywood that blocked traffic and elicited police intervention;  a candlelight vigil in front of the Sacramento Gay and Lesbian Center and a large demonstration in front of the state capitol. Retrieved May 17, The Legislature avoided physically delivering the bill to the Governor for over two weeks, during which time advocacy groups urged Schwarzenegger to change his mind. Therefore, the Supreme Court vacated the decision of the Ninth Circuit, and remanded the case for further proceedings.
George Hugh Niederauer as Archbishop of San Francisco campaigned in in favor of the Proposition, and claimed to have been instrumental in forging alliances between Catholics and Mormons to support the measure. In the case, Smelt v. This page was last edited on 24 Januaryat Retrieved October 17, Retrieved May 20, The Marriage Recognition and Family Protection Act also established that a same-sex marriage performed outside the state is recognized as "marriage" if it occurred before Proposition 8 took effect.