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CA, Proposition 8 Supporters Seek Same-Sex Marriage Ban

In California, supporters of Proposition 8, a same-sex marriage ban, are working to appeal a judges decision to make gay marriage legal. Supporters say the U.S. judges own gay relationship creates bias for his decision to support same-sex marriage.

U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker refused to pass the same-sex marriage ban, known as Proposition 8. He then publicly discussed his own gay relationship after retiring.

Supporters of the ban have pushed for the appeal of his ruling saying it was compromised, but the current judge disagrees saying the appeal would send a message that minority judges cannot rule in civil rights cases.

Attorneys for the anti-gay marriage group are defending the ban and have said they will appeal the current judge's decision not to throw out the right for gays to marry.

New York became the most recent state to allow same-sex marriage. The bill was passed into law Friday by Governor Andrew Cuomo. New York is the sixth and most populous state to allow gay marriage.

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