California Judge Not Required to Disclose Sexual Orientation

by Beverly A. Pekala on June 15, 2011

As expected, the District Court in California ruled that a judge’s same-sex relationship which was not disclosed does not require reversing the ruling of that judge. The Court said that gay judges can be impartial, even in cases that might affect them.

 As a result, the decision declaring Proposition 8 unconstitutional was upheld. Proposition 8 was on the ballot in 2008 and approved by California voters, banning same-sex marriage.

 Yesterday’s decision is being appealed. This case is being watched closely across the country and is expected to reach the Supreme Court.  

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