Behind the Overturning of California’s Prop 8 Overturned
August 10, 2010
Last week a federal judge in San Francisco overturned Californiaâ€™s Proposition 8 (the California Marriage Protection Act, a ballot initiative and amendment passed in November 2008) as it discriminates against gay men and women. Will it be appealed? Will it get kicked up to the Supreme Court? Weâ€™ll discuss Judge Vaughn R. Walker and the federal constitutional law behind the his ruling with JOHN AVLON, senior political columnist for The Daily Beast; STACEY SOBEL, assistant professor of law at Western State University; and TED RUGER law professor at the University of Pennsylvania Law School who specializes in American constitutional law.