Judge favors trial soon on Calif. gay marriage ban

When is it going to be that the majority has the say, not the minority. EVERY LEGAL US CITIZEN has the right to vote, but when the majority rules it should stand with out question.

My problem is with the courts and Government, when the MAJORITY say NO or YES, they tell the people you don’t know what is good for you so you don’t get what you voted for, we know what is best, or lets put it this way YOU CAN ALL GO TO HELL, we don’t care what you have to say, we are GOD, if you can’t see that look at what is going on to day.

Look all the tea parties, all they saw was as they put it TEABAG RS, that is basically what they think of America, and Americans, even the minorities will end up getting it in the end, lets put it this way, EVERY ONE, but the Courts and Governments, remember they pass the laws to protect them selves.

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Tue Jun 30:   By LISA LEFF, Associated Press Writer

SAN FRANCISCO – A federal judge wants a trial on California‘s same-sex marriage ban to proceed quickly but says he likely won’t suspend the voter-approved ban in the meantime.

U.S. District Court Chief Judge Vaughn Walker said holding a speedy trial on the merits of a lawsuit challenging Proposition 8 would avoid novel issues that might be raised if he issued a temporary injunction.

A hearing on the injunction had been scheduled for Thursday. But in his tentative order Tuesday, the judge proposed using the time instead for setting a trial schedule.

Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown, defendants in the lawsuit, had argued against lifting the ban. They said allowing same-sex marriages to resume would create confusion for couples and for the state.

But both also urged the judge to hear the case quickly. Brown also has sided with the plaintiffs who brought the lawsuit — two unmarried same-sex couples say the ban voters narrowly approved in November violates their civil rights.

Former U.S. Solicitor General Theodore Olson, one of the lawyers representing the two couples, said Tuesday he was not disappointed by Walker’s decision.

“We are very happy. What we have wanted all along is for this case to move expeditiously to a final judgment that Proposition 8 is unconstitutional,” he said.

Ordinarily, a civil lawsuit could take a year or more to be heard in court. Given Walker’s favoring a faster timeline, it would not be unreasonable to expect him to hear the Proposition 8 challenge by the end of the year, Olson said.

Walker on Tuesday also gave the ballot measure’s sponsors permission to intervene as parties in the case, noting that with the attorney general poised to argue for the other side, their interests would otherwise not be represented in the proceedings.

A lawyer for the coalition of religious groups that sponsored Proposition 8 did not immediately return a telephone call seeking comment on the judge’s order.

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