Articles Tagged 'Vaughn Walker'
Judge’s revelation prompts challenge to Prop 8 ruling
ByÂ Joan Biskupic, USA TODAY
WASHINGTON â€” Now that retired U.S. District judgeÂ 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 asÂ Proposition 8, say yes and have filed a motion contending Walker should not… READ MORE
Court halts Calif. gay marriages pending appeal
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
By Paul Elias-Associated Press
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) â€” 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
By LISA LEFF (AP)
SAN FRANCISCO â€” 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