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Cal. Supreme Court: Same Sex Marriages Void


— August 12, 2004

The court’s opinion has been published.

It held: What Mayor Newsom did was illegal and violated the separation of powers. Moreover, all of the issued marriage licenses are VOID. The opinion totals 114 pages.

J. Moreno concurs separately. J. Kennard concurs and dissents separately (shouldn’t void licenses ab initio). J. Werdergar concurs and dissents separately (shouldn’t void licenses).

More later. . . .

UPDATE: The Recorder‘s coverage is here via Law.com.


The court’s opinion has been published.

It held: What Mayor Newsom did was illegal and violated the separation of powers. Moreover, all of the issued marriage licenses are VOID. The opinion totals 114 pages.

J. Moreno concurs separately. J. Kennard concurs and dissents separately (shouldn’t void licenses ab initio). J. Werdergar concurs and dissents separately (shouldn’t void licenses).

More later. . . .

UPDATE: The Recorder‘s coverage is here via Law.com.

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