lilbluefoxie 820 Posted August 5, 2010 Share #1 Posted August 5, 2010 From Fox News: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/04/federal-judge-overturns-californias-sex-marriage-ban/ "A federal judge on Wednesday overturned a California ban on same-sex marriage, ruling that the Proposition 8 ballot initiative was unconstitutional. The ruling by U.S. District Judge Vaugh Walker, one of three openly gay federal judges in the country, gave opponents of the controversial Proposition 8 ballot a major victory. Gay couples waving rainbow and American flags outside the courthouse cheered, hugged and kissed as word of the ruling spread. Despite the favorable ruling for same-sex couples, gay marriage will not be allowed to resume. That's because the judge said he wants to decide whether his order should be suspended while the proponents pursue their appeal in the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals. The judge ordered both sides to submit written arguments by Aug. 6 on the issue. Supporters argued the ban was necessary to safeguard the traditional understanding of marriage and to encourage responsible childbearing. California voters passed the ban as Proposition 8 in November 2008, five months after the state Supreme Court legalized gay marriage." Read more here http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2010/08/04/federal-judge-overturns-californias-sex-marriage-ban/ :tup::tup::tup: Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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