Monthly Archives: August 2010

Appeals Court Puts a Hold on Same-Sex Marriages

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The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals put same-sex weddings in California on hold, while it considers the constitutionality of Proposition 8. The appeals court’s order trumps District Vaughn Walker’s ruling last week that would have allowed county clerks to begin … Continue reading »


Same-Sex Marriages Could Bring California Millions

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If California resumed allowing same-sex marriage, it could pull in about $492 million over the next three years, a UCLA professor found. M.V.Kee Badgett, research director at the Williams Institute at UCLA, estimates that about 37,000 day couples who live … Continue reading »


Supporters of Proposition 8 File Emergency Appeal

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Supporters of Proposition 8 filed for an emergency stay of Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling to allow same-sex marriages. They argue that other courts have routinely ruled that marriage has been traditionally defined as between a man and a woman, and … Continue reading »


Analyzing the Prop. 8 Appeal

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Host Cy Musiker spoke to U.C. Davis law professor Vikram Amar about what happens next to Proposition 8. Musiker: Judge Walker seems to be taking a lot of jabs at the defendants in the Prop 8 case. Amar: Well one … Continue reading »


Prop. 8 Overturned: What Happens Next?

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U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker issued a ruling lifting the hold on same-sex marriages. The ruling will not take affect until August 18 at 5 p.m., giving Proposition 8 supporters a chance to appeal his decision and continue the hold … Continue reading »


Breaking News: Stay on Prop. 8 Ruling Will Be Lifted

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U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker has lifted the stay on his ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional, which has kept same-sex couples from marrying. However, his decision will not take effect until next week. That judgment shall be STAYED until … Continue reading »


The Waiting is the Hardest Part

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KQED’s Rachel Dornhelm is outside San Francisco City Hall, one of many reporters there to cover Judge Walker’s decision on whether to lift or continue the stay on his ruling that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional. According to Dornhelm, there are … Continue reading »


Judge Walker to Rule Thursday if Same-Sex Marriages Can Resume

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We received notice from the district court this evening that Judge Walker plans to issue his decision Thursday morning on whether same-sex marriages can resume in California while the supporters of Proposition 8 appeal his ruling from last week. That … Continue reading »


Imperial County Files to Intervene in Proposition 8 Appeals

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Last December Imperial County filed to intervene as defendants of Proposition 8. If the county is allowed to “intervene” they would become a party in the case. Lawyers from Advocates for Faith and Freedom represented the county. However, along with … Continue reading »


Judge Walker Earns a Gold Medal From Gay Athletes

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The timing of Judge Vaughn Walker’s landmark Prop. 8 ruling has some historic irony.