I received the following press release from the county:
Nevada County Clerk, Gregory J. Diaz announced today that on August 19, 2010, the Nevada County Clerk intends to cease to apply or enforce Proposition 8, pursuant to a U.S. District Court order released today.
On August 4, 2010, the U.S. District Court ruled in the case entitled Perry V. Schwarzenegger, Case No. C 09-2292VRW, that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. The decision directs state and local officials who offer marriage services to permit couples to marry regardless of gender.
However, the court issued a stay on the order overturning Proposition 8, in order to allow supporters of the measure to argue why it should remain in effect while they pursue an appeal.
Today, the Court lifted the stay. To wit: “None of the factors the court weighs in considering amotion to stay favors granting a stay. Accordingly, proponents’ motion for a stay is DENIED. Doc #705. The clerk is DIRECTED to enter judgment forthwith. That judgment shall be STAYED until August 18, 2010 at 5 PM PDT at which time defendants and all persons under their control or supervision shall cease to apply or enforce Proposition 8.”
Due to the level of interest in this case, a site has been created to notify the media and public of procedures and rules for admission to proceedings, as well as access to case information. The link is here.
It is my commitment to all customers that we conduct business in a fair, courteous and professional manner that complies with all statutory rulings and requirements. As a service to our customers and to accommodate all constituents that have questions or concerns, the aforementioned link will be posted on our website. This link will also keep everyone posted on the latest developments in this case.
Marriage services are conducted at the Clerk-Recorders Office, located at the Rood Center, 950 Maidu Ave, Ste. 210, in Nevada City. Licenses and ceremonies are available during normal business hours, Monday thru Friday from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Appointments are strongly encouraged and are given priority status.
Walk in customers are accommodated, but are required to wait until appointment customers have been processed. It is also important that appointment customers arrive at least 15 minutes early to assure they are ready and to avoid the possibility of rescheduling to another day. For an appointment, customers can call (530)265-1221. For more information, please refer to the County Clerk-Recorder website here or call (530)265-1221.