Refusing to accept that courts or the attorney general have any say in the matter or that the momentum of support for gay marriage is going to win out in the end over their stubborn Christian egos, the anti-gay-marriage camp has made a last-ditch effort to fight the current law of the land. They've filed suit in state Supreme Court in the name of San Diego County Clerk Ernest Dronenburg, who may via a certain logic have standing to appeal Judge Vaughn Walker's 2010 decision striking down Prop 8 as unconstitutional.

Of course, their argument seems to have less to do with the constitutionality question as it does Dronenburg's ability to follow the law, essentially because they believe that Prop 8 is still the law, and he's "caught in the crossfire of a legal struggle over the definition of marriage."

It interesting that they waited a week after a highly celebratory San Diego Pride to file their suit, but the filing also follows another from last week in which same-sex marriages foes tried unsuccessfully to get the same court to issue an emergency stay to halt marriages once again while the court considers taking up the issue of Prop 8's enforceability. Last week's filing came from Arizona-based Alliance Defending Freedom, and SF City Attorney Dennis Herrera called it a "desperate obstruction tactic."

We suppose all of this was inevitable — we in fact expected it, back on the day of the Supreme Court ruling in June, however we thought it would come from that conservative Imperial County clerk and not a big urban county like San Diego. But it is nonetheless tiresome, and it once again reminds us that San Diego is one of the more conservative corners of our state, and that the people who hate the idea of two men or two women getting married are going to go down fighting.

[Mercury News]

All previous, exhaustive coverage of the gay marriage fight on SFist.