Articles Tagged 'Vaughn Walker'

Judge’s revelation prompts challenge to Prop 8 ruling

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May 2, 2011

By Joan Biskupic, USA TODAY

WASHINGTON — Now that retired U.S. District judge Vaughn Walker has revealed he is in a committed relationship with a man, do grounds exist to cancel his ruling that California’s ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional? Supporters of the ban, known as Proposition 8, say yes and have filed a motion contending Walker should not… READ MORE

Court halts Calif. gay marriages pending appeal

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August 17, 2010
By Lisa Leff-Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO | A federal appeals court put same-sex weddings in California on hold indefinitely Monday while it considers the constitutionality… READ MORE

Schwarzenegger calls for gay weddings

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August 7, 2010
By Paul Elias-Associated Press SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Lawyers for gay couples, California Gov. Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown filed legal motions Friday telling a federal judge that allowing same-sex marriages to resume immediately in the state was the right thing to do. The motions came two days after U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker struck down California’s voter-approved… READ MORE

Judge’s personal life debated after gay ruling

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August 6, 2010
By LISA LEFF (AP) SAN FRANCISCO — The federal judge who overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban this week is a Republican who once came under fire for his membership to a powerful all-male club that had only recently allowed blacks to join. But after Chief U.S. Judge Vaughn Walker struck down the voter-approved ban known as Proposition 8, he became… READ MORE

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