I await rampant frothing at the mouth:
Two judges refused Tuesday to put an immediate halt to the parade of same-sex weddings taking place at San Francisco City Hall, leaving open the possibility that gays and lesbians will be able to obtain marriage licenses and wed at least until the end of this week.
Superior Court Judge James Warren turned down an anti-gay marriage group's request to issue an immediate stay that would bar the city from issuing licenses. However, after a 2 1/2–hour hearing in a packed courtroom, Warren gave city officials an option: "cease and desist" from issuing licenses, or return to court March 29 to explain why they should be able to allow gays and lesbians to marry.
City Attorney Dennis Herrera said officials would talk Tuesday evening about whether the marriages would continue.
Lawyers for the group seeking the stay, the Proposition 22 Legal Defense and Education Fund, said they would file an appeal of Warren's decision if the city continues to issue licenses to same-sex couples. Attorney Robert Tyler said the plaintiffs were pleased that Warren "did make a determination that there was a violation of the law."
Lawyers for the city also claimed victory, stressing that the judge never got to the question of whether the city was acting legally.