Missouri Attorney General Jay Nixon joined 10 states in asking California to delay finalizing a court ruling that legalizes same-sex marriage.
Nixon said California should wait until November when its voters decide on a ballot measure that would overturn the ruling. Gov. Matt Blunt has been asking Nixon for several days to request the stay.
“Though it is nearly a week overdue, I am glad Nixon finally answered my call and joined with other attorneys general as he should have done last Thursday,” Gov. Matt Blunt said in a statement. “Missourians overwhelmingly believe that marriage is between one man and one woman and they deserve an attorney general who stands up for traditional marriage because it is the right thing to do, not because they receive pressure from others.”
Attorneys general in Alaska, Colorado, Florida, Idaho, Michigan, Nebraska, New Hampshire, South Carolina, South Dakota and Utah also want a stay.