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The Proposition 8 roller-coaster ride continues

Earlier this year, marriage-equality foes asked California’s District Court to vacate Judge Vaughn Walker’s overturning of Prop 8, given that he himself was light in the judicial robes. One day later, Judge James Ware denied their motion—and later denied their request to keep trial testimony tapes sealed.

Responding to a request from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals, the California Supreme Court did rule however that even though the state of California no longer wished to defend the amendment, pro-Prop 8 forces had standing to appeal Walker’s verdict. That clears the way for the case to make it to the U.S. Supreme Court. (Which is potentially a good thing. )

Meanwhile, in December, the marriage-equality group Love Honor Cherish got the green-light to get signatures for a ballot initiative that would undo Prop 8 in the voting booth. So right-wingers can’t say boo about “activist judges.”