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Gay marriage ruling anchored in factual findings

Aug 5, 2010 9:08:00 PM - latimes.com
Legal analysts say the federal judge appeared to be making a calculated effort to force higher courts to grapple with the practical reality of gay unions over legal theory when applying the law.

As lawyers last year prepared for the federal case that would challenge California's ban on gay marriage, U.S. District Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker told both sides that he saw his role as a finder of facts who could produce a record that would inform higher courts grappling with constitutional matters.

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