Proposition 8 Ruling Upheld (Updated)

A federal judge has upheld a ruling by a gay U.S. judge who struck down the voter-approved ban against same-sex marriage in California.

Updates to follow as more information is available.

Gay judge’s repeal of same-sex-marriage ban in Calif. is upheld | USA Today

From the Christian Post:

Proponents of Proposition 8 – which defines marriage as between a man and a woman – had asked that Walker’s 2010 ruling be vacated, given that he has been in a same-sex relationship and thus had something to gain from the case. But Chief U.S. District Judge James Ware rejected that bid.

“The sole fact that a federal judge shares the same circumstances or personal characteristics with other members of the general public, and that the judge could be affected by the outcome of a proceeding in the same way that other members of the general public would be affected, is not a basis for either recusal or disqualification,” Ware concluded.

Could not the argument put forth by the proponents of Prop 8 be used against them if the roles were reversed?  I think that logic dictates that it could and that would make for a very slippery slope.

Gay Judge’s Ruling on Prop. 8 Upheld | The Christian Post

 

 

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