A California group isn't surprised a three-judge panel of the federal Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco decided to stay the ruling by Judge Vaughn Walker, striking down Proposition 8.
The Pacific Justice Institute (PJI), a non-profit legal organization specializing in cases involving religious liberties, firmly supports Proposition 8. Attorney Brad Dacus, president of the Institute, does not think the lower court judge is capable of ruling impartially.
"He is openly engaging in homosexuality. That is his lifestyle; that is who he is; that's his identity," Dacus notes. "So he had his own identity, his own lifestyle on trial before him, and I think it would be very difficult for someone like him to rule differently. To rule differently, in a way, would be to rule against himself"...