By Brad Friedman on 8/12/2010, 1:02pm PT  

The conservative victories in favor of the Constitution and equal rights for all continue, as the Reagan/Bush I-appointed U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker has just ruled that same-sex marriages in California may resume once again as of 5pm PDT, August 18th.

Opponents of equality have until then to appeal the decision at the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.

Walker's ruling today follows his recent ruling which found that the state's Prop 8 constitutional amendment banning such marriages is in violation of the U.S. Constitution's equal protection and due process clauses.

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• The court's 11-page ruling, lifting his temporary stay, is now here [PDF].
CNN coverage
MSNBC coverage
Fox "News" coverage (emphasizing possibility of appeal)