Judge Vaughn Walker, the retired Chief U.S. District Judge who ruled against California’s gay marriage ban Proposition 8, has said he feels gender neutral marriage is a cause whose time has come.
Walker, speaking at a recent engagement at the Commonwealth Club of California, said that he felt litigation in the 2010 marriage equality trial had been delivered well by both sides. He also stated that he is unsure as to how the case may proceed, but made it known he personally believes that marriage equality is now inevitable.
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The Proposition 8 case currently waits to be taken up by the United States Supreme Court.
Judge Vaughn Walker’s 2010 ruling to overturn California’s voter-enacted constitutional amendment on marriage equality was hailed as a landmark decision.
During trial, Walker went to lengths to thoroughly assess the claims of pro-Proposition 8 forces who said that gay marriage risked weakening marriage as an institution and damaging children and society. As such, Walker’s findings of fact, that dissected and refuted these claims based on the trial evidence, have been a massive boon to LGBT rights supporters in the US and beyond.
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