The now-retired federal judge who struck down Proposition 8 said at a meeting in San Francisco Thursday he thinks same-sex marriage is “an idea whose time has come.”
A three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals ruled Tuesday that Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriages, is unconstitutional.
Three federal appeals court judges were hearing arguments in San Francisco Thursday afternoon on two issues related to last year’s trial on Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
A Federal judge has upheld a ruling by gay judge in San Francisco that struck down the Proposition 8 same-sex marriage ban in California.
A federal judge in San Francisco said Monday he hopes to rule quickly on a bid by sponsors of Proposition 8 to have him nullify another judge’s decision overturning the ban on same-sex marriage.
Sponsors of Proposition 8 will be back in federal court in San Francisco Monday, asking a new trial judge to nullify a previous judge’s decision to overturn California’s ban on same-sex marriage.
The legal team that successfully challenged the ban in Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker’s court last year argued that the now-retired jurist had no obligation to reveal his sexual orientation.
Lawyers for California Gov. Jerry Brown are accusing the backers of the state’s same-sex marriage ban of engaging in a thinly veiled “witch hunt.”
A federal judge has scheduled a hearing on whether a ruling that struck down California’s same-sex marriage ban should be thrown out because its author is in a same-sex relationship.
Prop. 8 supporters argue that Judge Vaughn Walker had a potential conflict because he has been in a relationship with the same man for a decade and might want to get hitched himself.