The United States Court of Appeals, 9th Circuit, this morning has issued its’ ruling and DENIED the request for reconsideration of the decision of a three-judge panel of the court in February 2012, upholding the ruling of U. S. District Judge Vaughn Walker striking down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional.
There is considerable flap over President Obama coming out in support of marriage equality. So many conservatives pointing to “traditional marriage” and I laugh everytime I hear Mitt Romney talok about marriage being between one man and one woman when his grandfather had four wives (must have been tough to buy four different “grandmother” cards…
This morning, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker issued another ruling in related to his landmark decision that declared Proposition 8 (California’s Constitutional Amendment banning same-gender marriages) unconstitutional. Last Friday, both sides in the case submitted arguments to Judge Walker about whether he should continue to retain the stay on his order until any pending appeal is decided, or lift the stay he placed shortly after issuing his decision last week.
BREAKING NEWS: Governor Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown have both asked Judge Walker to lift his stay on his order overturning Prop 8 and allow same-gender marriages to resume.
The Orange County Rally in Sasscer Park in the shadow of the Ronald Reagan Federal Courthouse drew a respectable crowd, about 200 people, of LGBT community members and their supporters. They all seemed to recognize that this decision is merely another step, on the long road, to marriage equality for LGBT Americans.
U. S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker has issued a landmark decision declaring that Proposition 8, banning same-gender marriage is unconstitutional.
“The United States Constitution guarantees that all persons shall be treated equally under the law;” said Chris Prevatt, spokesman for the Harvey Milk Stonewall Democratic Club of Orange County. “The U.S. Supreme Court rulled decades ago, that marriage is a fundamental right, when it overturned state laws banning inter-racial marriages.”
Equality California Executive Director Geoff Kors issued the following statement hailing todayâ€™s historic ruling by U.S. District Court Judge Joseph Tauro striking down Section 3 of the discriminatory federal policy known as the Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA). Under the ruling, the plaintiffs are entitled to the same federal spousal benefits and protections as every other married couple.