So, in a move which the Supreme Court would call premature, the US 9th Circuit Court of Appeals dropped the stay on gay marriage, and Attorney General Kamala Harris performed the ceremony for th two women who brought the case to court in th first place. I watched it live, and except for the happy couple looking very sharp in silver business suits, it was as simple as could be.
Supreme Court decisions take effect 25 days after they are handed down, except if there is an appeal. The Appeals court really should have waited, because if there is an appeal, any marriages performed in the interim will be in limbo and the stay would probably have to be put back in place.
We've seen this before, and it's not a place I want to see my friends be. Another month wouldn't have killed them.
On the other hand, I'm elated that we have a court and a governor who are brave enough to break the rules so some people can achieve their dreams.
Having said that, I wish the government would just get the hell out of the marriage business.