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Prop 8 to Judge: Invalidate 18,000 Marriages

Prop 8 to Judge: Invalidate 18,000 Marriages


The supporters of Proposition 8 are urging U.S. district court judge Vaughn Walker to invalidate the 18,000 marriages of same-sex couples who were legally married in California before the ballot initiative barred gay and lesbian couples from marrying in the state.

As the trial before the judge winds down Wednesday with closing arguments from both sides, pro-Prop. 8 attorney Andrew Pugno said the move would honor the "expressed will of the people," according to the San Francisco Chronicle. He said that his clients are not asking for a complete nullification of the marriages, but he urged that state agencies, courts, and businesses not have to recognize the unions.

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