Jonathan Adler on other states asking California to delay legalization of gay marriage:

The state AGs' intervention underscores that the California decision could have national consequences. Assuming the decision is allowed to take effect, it won't be long before there are legal challenges to other states' refusal to recognize gay marriages performed in California, and then only a matter of time before someone makes a federal case of it.

But the legal challenges will fail, as they always have, under existing law and, if that were to fail, DOMA. After all this time and plenty of advance notice, I see no reason for California's delaying the issuing of marriage licenses to all citizens, gay and straight. Business is already booming, as Arnold predicted.

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