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County clerk wants same-sex marriage halted

Ernest Dronenburg

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San Diego County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg filed a petition Friday asking the California Supreme

Court to ban county clerks statewide from issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples until it has clarified the legal standing of Proposition 8.

That ballot measure, passed by voters in 2008, defines marriage as being between a man and a woman. It was ruled unconstitutional by a U.S. District Court judge in San Francisco and then eventually appealed to the U.S. Supreme Court by supporters of the law.

The high court ruled 5-4 in June that those appellants lacked legal standing, but it did not address the constitutionality of Proposition 8.

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