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Gay judge never considered dropping Prop 8 case

SAN FRANCISCO – The judge who struck down California’s gay marriage ban never considered his own homosexuality as a reason to recuse himself from the case, he said on Wednesday. Former U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, who retired from the bench at the end of February, said it would not…

Court upholds ban on California same sex marriages

LOS ANGELES – A US federal court refused Wednesday to suspend a ban placed on same-sex marriages in California, pending a long-running appeals process. California’s attorney general called on the Ninth Circuit US Court of Appeals earlier this month to dismiss its order prohibiting same-sex marriages in California until an…

California gay marriage supporters seek sooner weddings

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Gay marriage supporters asked a federal appeals court on Wednesday to allow an order lifting California’s gay marriage ban to take effect right away, according to a court filing. Last year a U.S. District judge found California’s gay marriage ban, otherwise known as Proposition 8, unconstitutional.…

Obama declares key section of gay marriage ban ‘unconstitutional’

Update (video, below): White House spokesman says Obama still ‘grappling’ with ‘distinct’ feelings on gay marriage In a stunning reversal of policy announced Wednesday, President Barack Obama decided that a key section of the Defense of Marriage Act, a Clinton-era law that restricts the benefits of marriage to a man…

Obama US Attorney expected to stand behind federal gay marriage ban, plaintiffs say

White House declines comment; Political implications could be enormous The gay rights law group that convinced a federal district court judge Thursday to strike down a federal ban on gay marriage has told the New York Times they “fully expect” the Justice Department to appeal the decision — a move…

Federal judge declares nation-wide gay marriage ban unconstitutional

A U.S. district judge in Boston, Massachusetts declared Thursday in two separate rulings that a nation-wide ban on same-sex marriage is unconstitutional because it prohibits individual states from defining what marriage is and is not. In one decision, U.S. District Judge Joseph Tauro, according to a breaking Associated Press report,…

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