If he can come up with a fig leaf that he thinks will get past the appellates, he jolly well won’t stay it.
Ahnold and Moonbeam both gave him cover.
Consider it lifted.
This judge really opened up a can of worms. What a mess.
This is the problem with having unelected judges.
He is a federal judge. Congress can impeach him, not the “people of California.”
If the people’s will at the polls can be overturned by a Leftist judge, then elections no longer have any meaning.
The only option left for the conservative majority is revolution.
They were talking about this on Fox 11 news here, showed a bunch of gay men kissing each other, made me almost lose my dinner. Of course everyone here in the local media has a huge smile on their face whenever they are discussing the ruling
I sure hope he does not lift that stay as that would open the doors to gay marriage and close the door on Walker’s decision to be overturned.
He WAS politely asked to recuse himself but he declined saying he could render an unbiased opinion. Everyone in California KNEW what his ruling would be. The PEOPLE need to take back our country from people who are unelected, activist and arrogant.
Psychology and Psychiatry would say the California gay marriage decision was entirely rational.
Judge Vaughn Walker overturned Californias Proposition 8, and found as fact that parent gender was insignificant for raising children, and thereby dismissed one of the arguments made in favor of the ban. This finding relies for foundational scientific credibility on the 1973 decision by the American Psychiatric Association (APA) to remove homosexuality as a mental disorder from its Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM).
Removal followed a two year campaign Newsweek described as ongoing disruptive, chaotic attacks on psychiatrists and physiologists. Yet throughout these attacks, no academic papers were presented at conferences refuting research previously done.
Eventually, the onslaughts forced sufficient abstentions and apprehensive responses for a third of APAs 17,000 plus membership to approve removal. The under-voting and submission to public pressure support an understanding that the DSM is as likely to accumulate political manifestos and marketing brochures as attempts at scientific exposition.
After this decision a task force was established to ensure perpetual sanctity for the APA action. No research papers would again arise to confirm initial therapy success rates of 30% to 60 %, substantiating that 7 of 10 homosexuals could eventually walk away from the lifestyle forever. This task force would set peer review standards mandating pre-ordained theses, acceptable flexibility in research design definitions, and acceptable human data points. Psychology and Psychiatry chose to relinquish scientific rigor for popular societal and political acclaim.
Therefore, Judge Walker could safely reference any number of derivative studies, which find any arrangement of parent sexes provide the same benefit to children, and that any contrary opinion must constitute at least cultural prejudice.
How constitutional is it for a single federal judge to throw out over 700,000 votes? Moreover, this legislation went through a litmus test of it constitutionality before it was even allowed to be brought up for a vote.
Bottom line is that obviously this judge did not like the law, and looked for some B.S. reason to through it out. Yeah this rat bum judge needs to be removed from his position.
I can't wait for Demoscum to be voted out of office. Then, maybe there will be a chance to expel this anus-lover.
He will lift the stay.
Legislatures, direct votes by the people, and the rule of law mean NOTHING in America today.
We are currently ruled by individuals in black robes and a federal bureaucracy. They are the the new Masters of Society.