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Demonstrators celebrate as a Federal Judge overturns California's gay-marriage ban in San Francisco
Gay-marriage supporters rally in the city's Castro District to celebrate a federal judge's ruling overturning California's gay-marriage ban in San Francisco on August 4, 2010. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker overturned California's Proposition 8 in a lawsuit filed by two gay couples who claimed the voter-approved ban violated their civil rights. UPI/Terry Schmitt
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Vaughn R. Walker (born 1944) served as a district judge of the United States District Court for the Northern District of California from 1989 to 2011.

Walker was born in Watseka, Illinois, in 1944. He graduated from the University of Michigan (1966) and Stanford Law School (1970).

After clerking for United States District Court for the Central District of California Judge Robert J. Kelleher (1971–72), he practiced in San Francisco at Pillsbury, Madison & Sutro.

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