by Patrick Appel

The ruling:

10-16696 #398_Decision

Jacob Combs and Adam Bink explain what could come next:

The first issue on everyone’s minds is whether same-sex couples can wed immediately … The answer is that it depends on whether a stay is issued in the case. After Judge Walker issued his decision, a stay on his ruling was also issued that kept Prop 8 in effect as a law until such time that another court struck it down, meaning California’s same-sex couples have not been able to wed since his ruling. If the 9th Circuit panel or another court body issues a stay, same-sex couples cannot wed. Many legal observers expect a stay …

Reax to follow.