Judge Vaughn Walker Lifts Stay – Same-Sex Couples Disappointed About DelayDiana Luiz & Nicola Simmersbach

It was a tough day for same-sex couples who were all set to attain their marriage license and participate in a wedding ceremony. While they were elated that Judge Walker lifted the stay, the additional stipulation of waiting a week before allowing the issuing of marriage licenses puts a damper on their plans and their emotions.

Judge Walker now says his decision, prohibiting the state of California from refusing to issue marriage licenses to same sex couples, is now permanent. He said that, starting August 18, the state must begin issuing marriage licenses to same sex couples that request them. So same sex couples should be able to start marrying again on that date.

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Trial Set For California Minister Who Officiated At The Legal Marriages Of Same-Gender CouplesRev. Dr. Jane Adams Spahr

On August 24, 2010, the Redwoods Presbytery of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) will put Rev. Dr. Jane Adams Spahr on trial for officiating at the marriages of same-gender couples during the period in which the state of California legally recognized these marriages, June 17, 2008 through November 3, 2008.

The constitution of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) mandates inclusion within the life of the church and has no express prohibition against same-gender marriage.

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Kristine W  to Perform at San Jose PrideKristine W

By Jasper Heaffy

San Jose Pride is getting ready for two days of celebrations, pool parties and dances – and headlining the weekend of fun is one of the dance floor divas not to be missed, Kristine W, who will be performing at the  San Jose Pride Festival on August 22. (www.sanjosepride.com).

This summer, Kristine W scored her 15th No. 1 on Billboard's Dance/Club Play Songs chart, tying Mariah Carey for third-most toppers. Only Madonna (40) and Janet Jackson (19) have landed more No. 1s.  She’ll perform several of her #1 at  San Jose Pride.

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Summer’s Hottest Jams Sizzle at the ClubsVeronica’s “If You Wanna Fly”

by Jimmy Newsum, Beat Box

This summer is turning out to be a record scorcher. We’re not talking about the high temps outside. We’re talking about the super hot new tracks from our favorite artists that are blazing the nation’s gay clubs.

Here’s a selection of the best new dance tracks heating up floors this summer.

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If Stay is Lifted – Sacramento Is Mobilized For Weddings To Beginwedding cupcake

by Ken Pierce

It isn't known how many same-sex couples are poised to rush down to the Sacramento County Clerk's Office, however if Wednesday is any indication there could be more then just a few dozen who spent the weekend ring shopping, buying flowers and ordering wedding cakes in anticipation of the possibility Judge Vaughn Walker who presided over the Federal Prop 8 Trial will lift the stay and allow those couples to apply for a marriage license.

If you go to the Sacramento County Clerks Office web site you will see highlighted in bright yellow the following statement: "Prop 8 Ruling – Until the ruling on Proposition 8 is entered, it is not in effect. The court has stayed entry pending consideration of a motion to stay the ruling while it is appealed. As a result, the County Clerk/Recorder may not yet issue licenses to same-sex couples."

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