San Diego clerk pulls back from fight for Prop 8

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San Diego (AP) – San Diego’s county clerk, the man charged with issuing marriage licenses there and the most prominent public figure to move against gay marriage in California since its recent resumption, has withdrawn a legal bid to stop the practice, saying he was ceding the fight to a group that already has a similar challenge pending.

Ernest Dronenburg Jr. said in a statement Aug. 5 that he was withdrawing his request for the state Supreme Court to halt gay weddings because the sponsors of a 2008 ballot measure to ban same-sex marriage have filed a similar petition.

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