Court to decide whether Prop. 8 judge's relationship should wipe out gay marriage ruling

Townhall.com Staff
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Posted: Jun 13, 2011 11:35 AM
Court to decide whether Prop. 8 judge's relationship should wipe out gay marriage ruling
A federal district judge in San Francisco has scheduled a hearing Monday over whether the retired federal judge who struck down California's ban on same-sex marriage should have his ruling wiped from the legal record because of his relationship with a man.

Gay marriage critics argue Vaughn R. Walker, 67, should have disclosed his 10-year relationship with his partner before presiding over the challenge to Proposition 8, the 2008 California ballot measure that reinstated a ban on same-sex marriage. Walker ruled in August that the ban was unconstitutional, and his decision is now before an appeals court.