Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California constitution the notion that opposite sex couples are superior to same sex couples.
California Chief Judge Vaughn Walker, on Proposition 8
. It is worth noting that he was first nominated by Ronald Reagan, and was later appointed under George H.W. Bush.