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On Thursday Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker made his first public update regarding same-sex marriage in California.

Last week Judge Walker had called Proposition 8, an amendment that limited marriages to one between a man and a woman, unconstitutional. The Supreme Court of California  had granted same-sex marriage licenses on June 16, 2008. However, it was halted on November 5 2008 with the passage of Prop 8.

Tila Tequila in campaign against Prop 8, Courtesy of adrant.com

Judge Walker has announced that he has decided to give gay marriage opponents until next Wednesday to ask the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals to block same-sex weddings while it decided on appeals. If the appeals court does not act, same-sex marriages can resume Aug. 18 at 5 p.m.

If the appeals court chooses not to get involved, Walker said county clerks may begin issuing marriage licenses to same-sex couples at 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

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