Thursday, August 12, 2010

Unconstitutional Prop 8 Stay Denied By Judge

This afternoon U.S. Federal Court Justice Vaughn Walker denied the stay on Proposition 8. The court found that there is no basis for the law , which he found violated the Due Process and Equal Protection Clauses of the federal constitution, to be enforced. Although the stay was denied, Judge Walker has left the temporary stay in place until August 18th at 5 p. m.

In his ruling Judge Walker stated:

The clerk is DIRECTED to enter judgment forthwith. That judgment shall be STAYED until August 18, 2010 at 5 PM PDT at which time defendants and all persons under their control or supervision shall cease to apply or enforce Proposition 8.

It is expected that the opponents in the case, will appeal to the 9th Circuit court of appeals. The probability of an appeal is heavily in doubt, since the ruling (in the judges opinion) does not cause harm or hardship to heterosexuals. If, however, the case does make it to appeal, it will most likely move its way up to The Supreme Court to be decided there.

Here are some photos of those who awaited the decision outside of the courthouse.


There will no doubt be much gnawing and gnashing of teeth by anti gay organizations. The National Organization for Marriage, who were instrumental in blocking gay rights is one such entity. For now, there is much rejoicing and glee among the countless LGBT community.

2 comments:

  1. I agree. I only hope that it will be seen as such by whatever judge(s) it comes uopn next. Hope all is well with you!

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