Ninth Circuit Issues Emergency Stay of Proposition 8 Ruling

August 18, 2010

The U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals has put on hold US District Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling earlier this month that would have opened the door to same-sex marriage in California this week.  The Ninth Circuit will now review the case, which will almost certainly end up in the US Supreme Court.  A final resolution could be years away.  Advocates of traditional marriage have complained that Judge Walker’s handling of the case betrayed a deep bias in favor of same-sex marriage.