[JURIST] California Attorney General Kamala Harris [official website] on Tuesday requested that the US Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit [official website] lift the stay order [press release] prohibiting gay couples from marrying while an appeal of the invalidation of Proposition 8 [text, PDF; JURIST news archive], California’s same-sex marriage ban, is pending. Harris argued that the appeal is unlikely to succeed in light of jurisdictional concerns [JURIST report] and the recent US Department of Justice (DOJ) [official website]…