Federal Judge Gives Gay Marriage Supporters Hope

A judge overseeing the federal challenge to Proposition 8 has given gay marriage supporters some hope. According to the Chron, federal Judge Vaughn Walker wants to take testimony and review evidence of whether gays and lesbians have been the victims of discrimination over the years and whether the supporters of Prop. 8 – California’s anti-gay marriage law – were motivated by antagonism against homosexuals. Because it should be relatively easy for gay marriage supporters to prove both of those issues, the judge’s move will kill an effort by opponents of same-sex marriage to get the case dismissed right away and provides hope that Walker might be sympathetic to the gay marriage cause.

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