Judge Who Overturned Prop 8 Extends Temporary Hold on Gay Marriage

August 12, 2010

from the Los Angeles Times

A federal judge Thursday refused to permanently stay his ruling overturning Proposition 8′s ban of gay marriage but extended a temporary hold to give supporters time to appeal the historic ruling.

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Judge to Rule on Stay Thursday in Prop 8 Case

August 11, 2010

from the Associated Press

The federal judge who overturned California’s same-sex marriage ban says he is ready to rule on whether gay marriages should resume immediately in the state or await an appeals court’s input.

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Imperial County Appeals Judge’s Overturning of Gay Marriage Ban

August 10, 2010

from the Los Angeles Times

The County of Imperial filed an appeal Tuesday with the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals challenging U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling that deemed Proposition 8′s ban of same-sex marriage unconstitutional.

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Tending to the Community: Kate Kendell Bartends at CAV Wine Bar

August 10, 2010

On Wednesday, August 4, 2010 Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that Proposition 8 was unconstitutional. By Friday, August 6, 2010 the opposition already had filed the appeal to a higher court. While there is great celebration in the LGBT community for the great victory, there is also great attention toward the next phases of the journey towards full and true equal rights. To that end. Pamela Busch, the owner of San Francisco’s CAV Wine Bar, decided that 10% of the proceedings for the bar tab on that day would be donated to the National Center for Lesbian Rights (NCLR) and Equality California (EQCA) two organizations whose tireless efforts have helped in this fight. NCLR Exec. Director Kate Kendell tended bar at CAV this evening and took a few moments in her inaugural moments as bar keep to share some thoughts.

Tending to the Community: Kate Kendell Bartends…, posted with vodpod

My Fellow Conservatives, Think Carefully About Your Opposition to Gay Marriage

August 10, 2010

by Margaret Hoover | FOX News

As a conservative Republican representing the next generation of attitudes towards gays and lesbians, I encouraged the readers of FoxNews.com last January to take a careful look at the arguments and evidence in the Prop 8 trial, Perry v. Schwarzenegger.

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Prop 8 Updated – A Triple Waiting Game

August 10, 2010

by Lisa Keen | Keen News Service

The waiting game around the Proposition 8 challenge in a federal court in San Francisco grows curiouser and curiouser.

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LA Times Editorial: Homosexuality and the Law

August 10, 2010

Los Angeles Times editorial

In striking down Proposition 8, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker penned an opinion that was heavy on findings of fact. In eloquent detail, he described the evidence presented at trial, and the utter lack of evidence for any of the arguments used to deny marriage to gay and lesbian couples. Though higher courts may overturn Walker’s conclusions, the facts laid out should remain an important part of any future legal considerations.

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From a Mormon Gay Couple: Thank You Judge Walker

August 9, 2010

by Spencer Jones | Huffington Post

My husband and I, Tyler, the featured couple in the recent documentary 8: The Mormon Proposition, were present at the courthouse this past week when Judge Vaughn Walker issued his 136-page decision in the case challenging California’s Proposition 8.

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Judge Vaughn Walker Gets Smeared By the Media

August 9, 2010

by Michaelangelo Signorile | Huffington Post

The way that the sexual orientation of Judge Vaughn Walker — the federal judge who overturned Proposition 8 last week — has been targeted and exploited by proponents of Prop 8 is not only an example of the ugly smear tactics of the theocratic thugs who call themselves Christians; it’s a testament to how easily the media is manipulated by the right into doing things about which editors and reporters claim to be staunchly opposed.

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Watch David Boies Eviscerate Tony Perkins on Face the Nation

August 9, 2010

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