Gender Neutral Marriage’s Time Has Come, Says Prop 8 Judge (VIDEO)


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.

You can watch the full video here.

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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Beth K.
.5 years ago

Ron, you're not "commenting" on a thread as you claim, you're preaching aud naseum, like you usually do.

And IF there is a god, one thing is for sure; you're not it. But you are a bigot, you've just torn pages out of a bible and pasted them all over you, to try to disguise it.

Wanda D. H.
Wanda Hendrix5 years ago

Have we all forgotten? The Bible was written by "MAN".
God gave us the 10 commandments.

Muriel C.
Muriel C5 years ago

Ron, There are different injunctions in the Good Book
The 7 Noahid laws are supposed to be for all mankind
The 10 commandments are mandatory for Jews. Others can choose to follow them and, usually most devout Christians do choose to follow them
The laws of ritual purity, which includes refraining from male homosexuality, are for Jews alone and, as a reminder, refraining from eating pork and shellfish or from wearing garments made of mixed animal and vegetal fibers are placed exactly on the same level: no more nor less important than the one on male homosexuality.
If you aren't an observant Jew, those rules aren't any concern of yours, as they weren't meant to be applied to all mankind in the 1st place.
If you are an observant Jew, you'll remember that
-all rules can be broken when a life is at stake
-what is hurtful to you, you shouldn't do to others (Hillel)

Angela Burrow
Angela Burrow5 years ago

Equality should not need to be debated or have laws passed to ensure its existence, it should be the automatic right of every single person on this planet. Imagine the outcry if it were decided that people would only be allowed to follow their choice of religion if a law were passed permitting this. There would be cries of inequality and religious persecution. However the people who would complain the loudest in such a situation are the ones preventing a minority from having the same rights as the rest of society.

What religious people need to remember is homosexuality, lesbianism and transgenderism are not lifestyle choices but religion is. (For those of you who think LGBTQs chose to be the way they are, would anyone chose something that led to their ridicule, ostracism, threats, assaults and even murder?) Keep your choices to yourself and allow others the common decency of being who they are!

Arild Warud

Thank you.

Beth K.
.5 years ago

It's not possible for Ron G. to have an independent thought of his own, he is only capable of quoting his book.

I choose to believe there is no god
I choose to believe the rights of others should not be destroyed by those foolish and egotistic enough to believe in a god, so that they can pretend to be above everyone else.

And I believe that Ron G, and others like him, are an infestation, and should be exterminated in order to make room for those who believe in the reality of equality.

Beth K.
.5 years ago

Hi John B, I just got a private message from the nutcase, Darryll, too. He said..

"if you would quite trying to push your way into our book, then we are right to call you on what you have"

Darryll, nobody except other simple-minded bigots like you, wants your stupid book.

I've haven't blocked you, go ahead and message me, but I'll just post all your messages publicly , so everyone can see what a little twirp you are.

John B.
John B5 years ago

Darryll G. Thanks you so much for the introduction you sent me and I will post it here for all to read;

"BULLSHIT, there are other options, you don't need to justify your perversity by calling it marriage"

For you information I do not have a perversity. I have a life as a bisexual man. I would recommend to you that you stop reading that book of mythology you call holy scripture and that you get a life.

You have been blocked from contacting me. You may post your idiotic and unintelligent comments else where here at Care2 but contacting me will not be an option from now on.

Elaine A.
Elaine Al Meqdad5 years ago

You're right Judge....It's time to go!!!

Sue H.
Sue H5 years ago

Thank you Judge Walker. Equality!