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Prop 8 Judge Walker Vaughn Describes Closeted Past, 'Ex-Gay' Therapy

4 months agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

In an upcoming book written by Pulitzer Prize-winning New York Times journalist Jo Becker, Judge Vaughn Walker — the U.S. District Court judge who declared California’s anti-gay marriage law Proposition 8 unconstitutional — reveals that he underwent 'ex-gay' reparative therapy...

Book: Prop 8 Judge Went Through Unsuccessful Gay Conversion Therapy

The gay federal judge in California who ruled that Proposition 8, which banned gay marriage, was unconstitutional in 2010 reportedly went through unsuccessful gay conversion therapy more than 30 years ago. Trial judge Vaughn Walker was...Show More Summary

Court Reporter: Judge’s Gay-Marriage Ruling Now Embraced

Jess Bravin catches up with Judge Vaughn Walker, whose decision on Prop 8 in 2010 set stage for series of recent rulings striking down states’ gay-marriage bans.

Court Reporter: Judge’s Gay-Marriage Ruling Now Embraced

Jess Bravin catches up with Judge Vaughn Walker, whose decision on Prop 8 in 2010 set stage for series of recent rulings striking down states’ gay-marriage bans.

BREAKING: Ninth Circuit lifts stay, allows marriage equality to resume in California

By Jacob Combs Huge news: the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has just lifted the stay on Judge Vaughn Walker’s district court ruling striking down Proposition 8 as unconstitutional. More from the Los Angeles Times: The U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on Friday cleared the way for gay marriages to resume in California. The [...]

Judge Vaughn Walker Reacts To Prop 8 Decision

Retired federal court Judge Vaughn Walker, who penned the 2010 decision declaring Prop 8 unconstitutional under the California state constitution, spoke to ABC 7 yesterday following the landmark decisions by the Supreme Court, and he says, regarding the ruling on Prop 8, that he was "not surprised." [ more › ]

A Time to Marry in California

last yearNews : News Desk

It’s been three years since Northern California District Court Judge Vaughn Walker found Prop. 8—the ban on same-sex marriage, narrowly approved by fifty-two per cent of California voters in 2008—unconstitutional. But, as I wrote atShow More Summary

Supreme Court Says No Standing to Appeal Prop 8: Summary and Analysis

last yearLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

By ARI EZRA WALDMAN The freedom to marry will soon return to California thanks to the Supreme Court's decision that the Prop 8 proponents lacked the right to appeal Judge Vaughn Walker's original decision declaring Prop 8 unconstitional. This opinion...

Prop 8 invalidation stands by Supreme Court's non-ruling; same-sex marriage legal in California once again

Prop 8, the 2008 California ballot proposition that banned same-sex marriage in the state, was not ruled on by the Supreme Court in their 2013 decisions, which means the 2010 ruling by trial judge Vaughn Walker stands.

Nicholas Snow: Judge Vaughn R. Walker, the Man Who Kicked Proposition 8 Toward the Supreme Court (AUDIO)

I was honored to be in attendance at the Harvey Milk Diversity Breakfast on May 23, 2013, in Palm Springs, Calif., at which retired Ninth Circuit Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker gave the keynote address. I bring you the speech in its entirety.

Same-Sex "Marriage" to March Through Federal Appeals Courts

The federal appeals system – particularly, the usually leftist-activist Appeals Court for the 9th Circuit – will soon begin reviewing the illogical ruling by gay US District Judge Vaughn Walker that the...

Judge who overturned Prop 8 may have had a close relationship with lawyer who argued the case

by Kirsten Andersen WASHINGTON, D.C., March 28, 2013 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A recently discovered cache of e-mails raises the question of whether Vaughn R. Walker, the judge who blocked California’s Proposition 8 which protected traditional marriage, had an inappropriately close relationship with the attorneys…

Protect Marriage: We Caught Judge Vaughn Walker Working With Ted Olson

last yearLGBT / Gay : Joe. My. God.

Three months ago now-retired Prop 8 Judge Vaughn Walker emailed Ted Olson to ask whether he should attend next week's oral arguments at the Supreme Court. Armed (somehow) with a copy of that email, Protect Marriage is claiming that Walker's...Show More Summary

Emails: Judge Who Threw Out Prop 8 Wanted to Attend Supreme Court to Support Gay Marriage

Vaughn R. Walker, retired judge who overturned California's Proposition 8 in 2010 asked attorneys who will be defending same-sex marriage in the Supreme Court next week if he could attend oral arguments, as revealed Friday morning in a series of emails posted by conservative blogger Patrick Frey aka Pattterico. Show More Summary

EXCLUSIVE: EMails Show Prop. 8 Judge Sought Ted Olson’s Advice On Whether to Attend Supreme Court Argument on Gay Marriage

Vaughn R. Walker, the judge who struck down Proposition 8, California’s gay marriage ban, sought Ted Olson’s opinion regarding whether Walker should attend next week’s Supreme Court arguments on the gay marriage cases. Olson was one of the lawyers who successfully persuaded Judge Walker to strike down Proposition 8 after a trial held in 2010. [...]

Cheers and Jeers: Wednesday

From the GREAT STATE OF MAINE… Prop. 8 Judge: the Bigots Whiffed One of the seemingly reluctant heroes of the modern LGBT rights movement is Judge Vaughn Walker, who presided over the Prop. 8 trial and issued a ruling declaring the odious thing---passed by voters 52-48 in 2008 after being bamboozled by conservatives---unconstitutional. Show More Summary

Judge Vaughn Walker opens up about the Prop 8 case in interview with the San Jose Mercury News

By Jacob Combs Former Judge Vaughn Walker (Photo by Karl Mondon for the San Jose Mercury News) Since the resolution of the Proposition 8 case in a San Francisco district court in 2010, Vaughn Walker, the former judge who presided over the trial, has kept a low profile. When his sexual orientation was brought up [...]

Judge Vaughn Walker, Who Struck Down Prop 8., Speaks Out

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Towleroad

Judge Vaughn Walker, who struck down Proposition 8, reflects on the case as SCOTUS prepares to take it up, in a conversation with the Mercury News: Walker wasn't always so sure the Proposition 8 case would reach the Supreme Court,.....

Vaughn Walker: Judges, Like Umpires, Must Move the Strike Zone Around

He’s back. And he seems to be arguing, without coming right out and saying so, that marriage can be re-defined by the courts when public opinion reaches a point at which, well, at a point when the judge figures it’s time. Vaughn Walker is, of course, the former trial judge in the Prop 8 case [...]

Happy Birthday, Unconstitutional Prop 8!

2 years agoLGBT / Gay : Queerty

Where were you on August 4, 2010? A small group of LGBT organizers spent the morning huddled at the Federal District Court building in San Francisco, waiting for Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling on Prop 8 to arrive. And when it did, whoo boy, was it a good one. Two years later, as the case approaches the [...]

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