Prop 8 challenge will continue

Posted on 14 Oct 2009 at 4:04pm

This from the LA Times:

“A federal judge refused today to dismiss a constitutional challenge to Proposition 8, ruling the voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage raised legal and factual issues that required a trial.

“U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker, ruling after nearly two hours of arguments in San Francisco, rejected contentions by Proposition 8′s proponents that precedent and tradition clearly showed last November’s ballot measure permissible under the U.S. Constitution.

“Walker previously ordered the Proposition 8 campaign to disclose its internal memorandums and communications to gay rights lawyers. The campaign is appealing that order to the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals on 1st Amendment grounds.

— Maura Dolan in San Francisco”

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