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U.S. 9th Circuit Court Rules on Prop 8 Appeal: DENIED!

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.

California Supreme Court Releases Decision on Prop 8 Standing

The California Supreme Court has decided that the proponents of the 2008  ballot measure Proposition 8 do have standing to defend the initiative that banned same gender marriage in federal court. From the Sacramento Bee’s Capitol Alert Blog: In a major lift for proponents of California’s same-sex marriage ban, the California Supreme Court ruled this morning…

Federal Judge Lifts Stay In Prop 8 Ruling

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.

Prop 8 Trial Begins Today and will be on YouTube

UPDATE: The US Supreme Court has delayed the transmission of the Prop 8 trial video until Wednesday. The order allows the Supreme Court time to review and rule on the last minute appeal from Prop 8 proponents. There is no delay however in the trail itself. Today, Monday January 11th, a remarkable legal case opens in a San Francisco…