Judge Keeps Same-Sex Marriages on Hold in California

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Gay and lesbian couples thought they might be able to marry today, but were disappointed by Judge Vaughn Walker's latest ruling. Walker said, "Yes," but delayed the effect of his ruling so supporters of Proposition 8 can go to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals. Now, the hopeful couples will have to wait until Wednesday of next week to see if they'll get their wish. If that's not complicated enough, legal rules and procedures create even more uncertainty. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, the Obama White House has been stunned by critics from the left wing of its own party. Has the President failed to live up to his promises? Will liberals and independents stay home in November?

Banner image: Same-sex couple Thom Watson (R) and Jeff Tabaco kiss as they hold paperwork for a marriage license while waiting to hear the decision on whether same-sex marriages will be allowed to resume in California August 12, 2010 in San Francisco. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

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