An appeals court
has rejected a conservative group's latest effort to
stop gay marriages in California before the November
"traditional values" group Liberty Counsel had
asked a state appeals court to block same-sex weddings until
voters could decide the issue on the November ballot.
panel of the California Court of Appeal in San Francisco
refused the request in a brief ruling issued Tuesday as gay
marriages began in full swing around the state.
appeals court had ruled against allowing gay marriages, but
the state supreme court overturned that decision last month.
In its latest ruling the appeals court says the high
court has made it clear that same-sex marriage should
became legal in California on Monday afternoon. (AP)