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Prop 8 is probably going to be overturned soon.
"IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT
FOR THE NORTHERN DISTRICT OF CALIFORNIA
SAN FRANCISCO DIVISION
Kristin M. Perry, et al.,
Arnold Schwarzenegger, et al.,
NO. C 09-02292 JW
ORDER DENYING DEFENDANTINTERVENORSí
MOTION TO VACATE
....After considering the Oppositions to the Motion and the governing law, as discussed below,
the Court finds that neither recusal nor disqualification was required based on the asserted grounds.
The sole fact that a federal judge shares the same circumstances or personal characteristics with
other members of the general public, and that the judge could be affected by the outcome of a
proceeding in the same way that other members of the general public would be affected, is not a
basis for either recusal or disqualification under Section 455(b)(4). Further, under Section 455(a), it
is not reasonable to presume that a judge is incapable of making an impartial decision about the
constitutionality of a law, solely because, as a citizen, the judge could be affected by the
proceedings. Accordingly, the Motion to Vacate Judgment on the sole ground of Judge Walkerís
same-sex relationship is DENIED....."