Legal Snag May Block Prop 8 Proponents from Appealing

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Yesterday, federal district Judge Vaughn Walker ruled that same-sex marriage should go into effect now in California, but stayed his order until Wednesday to allow a chance for appeal. He also said the only right to appeal lies with Republican Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger and Democratic Attorney General Jerry Brown. But neither of them supported the ban on Prop 8 and both have announced they won't appeal the ruling. That still might not be enough to make same-sex marriage legal next Thursday. Erwin Chemerinsky is Dean of the Law School at the University of California at Irvine.



  • Erwin Chemerinsky - constitutional law professor and dean of UC Berkeley School of Law


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