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Gov. Schwarzenegger Files Motion To Allow Gay Marriages To Resume- IMMEDIATELY.

Breaking News; h/t Joe.My.God.

In an extraordinary court filing, Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger asked Friday that gay marriages be allowed to resume immediately in California after a federal ruling that the state’s voter-approved ban on gay marriage is unconstitutional. The Republican governor filed his brief with U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker before a Friday deadline to submit arguments on whether to continue a stay of Walker’s decision against Proposition 8.

“The Administration believes the public interest is best served by permitting the Court’s judgment to go into effect, thereby restoring the right of same-sex couples to marry in California,” wrote Kenneth C. Mennemeier, an attorney representing Schwarzenegger, in the brief.

More from The Sacramento Bee:

Schwarzenegger applauded Walker’s decision earlier this week.

“For the hundreds of thousands of Californians in gay and lesbian households who are managing their day-to-day lives, this decision affirms the full legal protections and safeguards I believe everyone deserves,” the governor said in a statement Wednesday.

California Attorney General Jerry Brown, a Democrat, .filed a [similar motion. Brown had argued that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional when the measure went before the California Supreme Court last year.

Here is a link to Governor Schwarzenegger’s office; imo “thank you”s are in order!

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