Hearing set over judge assigned to Prop 8 case

SAN FRANCISCO

The issue surrounding the ruling is whether Judge Walker should have disclosed his openly-gay relationship of 10 years before ruling on the same-sex marriage ban.

Most legal scholars agree that his sexual orientation is not an issue, but the fact that he didn't disclose his long-term gay relationship before the trial could be.

The motion to vacate Judge Walker's ruling is brought by supporters of Proposition 8, a state initiative that sought to define marriage as a union between one man and one woman.

Supporters of same-sex marriage plan to demonstrate outside the federal courthouse before tomorrow's hearing.

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