Gay marriage opponents file motion to stop weddings

Lawyers for the sponsors of California's same-sex marriage ban have filed an emergency motion asking the U.S. Supreme Court to stop gay weddings, reported Associated Press.

The supporters of gay marriage say the federal appeals court "acted prematurely" by lifting an injunction which prevents the unions.

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California gay union ban lifted

Gay marriage can resume immediately in California after an appeals court on Friday lifted an injunction preventing the unions.