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Judge Vaughn Walker Prop 8

Can a Judge Be Biased Because He Is Gay?

Lisa McElroy | Posted 01.22.2012 | Politics
Lisa McElroy

Essential aspects of the human condition -- such as sexual orientation and loving relationships -- cannot be grounds for requiring that a judge step aside.

Judge Updholds Ruling By Gay Judge Who Struck Down Same-Sex Marriage Ban In California

AP | LISA LEFF | Posted 08.14.2011 | Politics

SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge on Tuesday had a message for those trying to salvage California's gay marriage ban: Sure, the judge who threw ou...

Should Judge in Same-Sex Marriage Case Be Recused?

Adam Winkler | Posted 07.16.2011 | Politics
Adam Winkler

Implicit in Prop. 8 supporters' effort to recuse Judge Walker is the notion that, unlike a gay judge who might benefit from marriage, a heterosexual judge would be impartial. The ironies abound.

We Don't Have Forever

latimes.com | Carol J. Williams, Los Angeles Times | Posted 05.28.2011 | Los Angeles

Reporting from Palm Springs-- Derence Kernek and Ed Watson live together each day in fear that they won't be able to pledge "till death do us part" be...

Judge Vaughn Walker Gets Smeared By the Media

Michelangelo Signorile | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Michelangelo Signorile

Judge Walker has not ever confirmed to anyone in the media what sexual orientation he may be. And yet most major media organizations have reported on him as gay or had commentators saying it.

What About Love?: Why Judge Walker's Proposition 8 Ruling Is Theologically Correct

Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D. | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Rev. Patrick S. Cheng, Ph.D.

Despite the angry protests of many anti-gay Christian groups, I believe that Judge Walker's ruling is actually rooted in a profound theological truth articulated by St. Paul in Romans 13: "the one who loves another has fulfilled the law."

Prop 8 OVERTURNED: LA Bishop Issues Celebratory Statement

The Huffington Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion

The response from the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles to the announcement Wednesday (Aug. 4) that a federal judge had overturned California's Proposi...