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Prop. 8 proponents move to block gay marriage

by Brad A. Greenberg

August 13, 2010 | 3:41 pm

After Judge Vaughn Walker followed up his deeming Prop. 8 unconstitutional with a lift on the gay marriage ban, this was coming. Proponents of the voter-passed measure banning gay marriage filed an emergency motion today with the 9th Circuit to overrule Walker and block gay marriage:

Attorneys for ProtectMarriage.com, the campaign that sponsored the 2008 anti-gay marriage measure, said in a 73-page appeal that Chief U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker ignored the law and tradition by concluding that gays should be entitled to marry.

“The district court simply ignored virtually everything—judicial authority, the works of eminent scholars past and present in all relevant academic fields, extensive documentary and historical evidence, and even common sense—opposed to its conclusions,” the ProtectMarriage lawyers wrote.

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