Tag Archives: U.S. district court

Obama appoints 3 to prominent positions

President Obama on January 26 appointed two prominent gays to important positions in his administration and nominated an openly gay attorney to a judgeship for the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Judge Walker to retire next year

The federal district court judge who earlier this year presided over the landmark trial challenging the constitutionality of California’s same-sex marriage ban announced Wednesday that he will retire in February. Judge Vaughn Walker, chief judge of the U.S. District Court for

Second big legal victory against DADT

For the second time this month, a federal judge has ruled Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell violates the federal constitution.

Anger grows as DOJ fights DADT injunction

The U.S. Department of Justice urged a federal district court judge Thursday not to issue an order that would stop enforcement of the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy. The request is yet another instance of the incongruity some LGBT activists

DADT unconstitutional, says federal judge

A U.S. District Court judge in California Thursday declared the military’s “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell” policy unconstitutional, saying it violates both the First and Fifth Amendments.

Judge gives six more days on delay for Prop 8 appeal

There were cheers outside San Francisco City Hall as news emerged that Judge Vaughn Walker had denied a request to delay enforcement of his ruling against Proposition 8. But those cheers were mitigated when details of the judge’s order were

Prop 8 update – a triple waiting game

The waiting game around the Proposition 8 challenge in a federal court in San Francisco grows curiouser and curiouser. U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker has issued his decision in the case. Now, people interested in the case are waiting again—this

Yes on 8 petitions for stay of decision before issued

Attorneys representing supporters of Proposition 8 filed a motion with U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker Tuesday asking that—if he should rule Wednesday in favor of Proposition 8 opponents—he issue a stay of his decision to enable them to appeal.

DADT trial opens to little notice

While most people who are concerned about eliminating the military’s Don’t Ask Don’t Tell law are focused on a bill in Congress and a survey by the Pentagon, there is important action elsewhere—in a federal district court in Riverside, California.

Two giant blows against DOMA

In an enormous victory for same-sex marriage, a federal judge in Boston Thursday, July 8, ruled—in two separate lawsuits—that a critical part of the federal Defense of Marriage Act is unconstitutional.