California High Court Voids Gay Marriages

California high court voids thousands of gay marriages

The California Supreme Court has voided all gay marriages sanctioned in San Francisco last spring. The court ruled that San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom exceeded his authority when he allowed such unions to take place.

The ruling said the same-sex ceremonies ignored both state legislation and a voter-approved measure that defined marriage as a union between a man and woman.

Thousands of gay couples received licenses at San Francisco City Hall before a court injunction halted the unprecedented wedding spree.