District Judge Vaughn Walker announced his ruling to overturn Prop 8. There is no such thing as gay marriage, a federal judge ruled Wednesday, Aug. The decision all but guaranteed a showdown over the rights of gays to marry before the U. Supreme Court. Instead of "gay marriage," said U. Vaughn's meticulously detailed and sometime plodding ruling struck down California's ballot initiative, known as Prop 8, and restored the Golden State to the ranks of five other states where same-sex couples may wed.
Gay Marriage Ban Ruled Unconstitutional in California
Prop. 8 ruling: gay judge didn't need to recuse himself - hochtirol.info
Of course gay federal district judge Vaughn Walker ruled the will of the people of California irrelevant and the Proposition 8 ban on same sex marriage unconstitutional. Convened in a San Francisco courtroom, with a parade of political activists dressed up as experts testifying against the people's mandate, a blind man and his deaf dog could see the direction this judicial train wreck was heading. Ed Whelan on NRO writes : Walker's entire course of conduct in the anti-Prop 8 case has reflected a manifest design to turn the lawsuit into a high-profile, culture-transforming, history-making Scopes-type show trial of Prop 8's sponsors. Walker's actions, taken together, have only one sensible explanation: that Walker had been hell-bent from the outset to use the case to advance the cause of same-sex marriage. The fact that higher courts had to intervene at several points to reverse the direction of Judge Walker's aggressive tactics seems indicative of his intentions. A writ of mandamus was issued by a Ninth Circuit panel comprised entirely of Clinton appointees to derail intrusive discovery into the Proposition 8 sponsor's internal communications- a violation of their right to associate. In addition, the Supreme Court issued a stay of Walker's intention to have the proceedings broadcast-.
Landmark Gay Marriage Trial Video Ordered Unsealed
Blogger Michael Triplett was driving home while listening to an NPR story about gay marriage when he heard something that gave him pause. Reporter Karen Grigsby Bates was describing U. Walker "is a really interesting guy, Melissa," she told Block.
In , 76 percent of Oklahoma's voters voted to amend their state's constitution to define marriage as the union of a man and a woman. On Jan. District Judge Terence Kern ruled the amendment unconstitutional.