Starting next Wednesday, August 18th, same-sex couples will be allowed to legally wed in the state, but there is a catch. If gay marriage foes do not file with 9th Circuit Court of Appeals by 5 p.m. on the 18th the ban will be lifted
Last week, Walker made judicial history by overturning California’s gay marriage ban approved by voters in 2008 with Proposition 8. Walker had waited until today to rule whether or not gay marriages need to wait for a pending appeals court decision to resume. That will not be the case.
California is now poised to become the seventh location in the country which allows gay marriage joining Iowa, New Hampshire, Vermont, Massachusetts, Connecticut and Washington, D.C.