American Foundation for Equal Rights rally hundreds at West Hollywood Park as a San Francisco federal judge on Wednesday struck down the state's latest attempt to outlaw gay nuptials and triggered a tempest by boldly declaring that gay and lesbian couples should have the immediate right to start walking down the aisle.
In a ruling expected to serve as the first draft in a drawn out legal battle, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker concluded that voter-approved Proposition 8 tramples on the rights of gay and lesbian couples, has no social justification and is unconstitutional. West Hollywood CA. Aug 4,2010. Photo by Gene Blevins/LA Daily News