There dont appear to be many mainstream media pieces about straight men who marry lesbians, but at least the topic is being recognized. Kozinski has been a colorful figure on the federal bench since his nomination to the powerful Ninth Circuit by Ronald Reagan, who saw him as a conservative corrective to that often liberal-leaning court. Its been a busy month in the news for women who discovered they were married to gay men. Huffpost Live featured Amity Buxton and others in an illuminating discussion about what happens when the gay husband leaves the marriage. Kozinski's order comes at an interesting time in the Ninth Circuit. We are here for you whether you are married, divorced, never married, staying together, split apart, male, female, young, old, around the globe.
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Its been a busy month in the news for women who discovered they were married to gay men. This phenomenon is truly global. He was part of a panel of judges that ruled that the Bush Administration crackdown on California's medical-marijuana laws was unconstitutional, though that was later reversed on appeal. More recently, he has had to apologize for posting sexually explicit images on a private website that was inadvertently made available to the public. It was matched last week by an order by a fellow judge on the appeals court, who ruled that Brad Levenson, a public defender working for the federal courts, was entitled to back pay to cover costs associated with buying separate insurance policies he purchased for Tony Sears, whom he married under California law before last year's Prop 8 made gay marriage illegal there.
Constitution requires that gay couples be given the opportunity to be married. As chief judge of the circuit, Kozinski will then almost certainly hear the Prop 8 case when it goes on appeal. He was part of a panel of judges that ruled that the Bush Administration crackdown on California's medical-marijuana laws was unconstitutional, though that was later reversed on appeal. Its been a busy month in the news for women who discovered they were married to gay men. Last week, the chief judge of one of America's most prominent federal courts ordered an Executive Branch agency to stop interfering with a court employee's efforts to secure health insurance coverage for her wife. He was given a warning by judicial ethics authorities, who found he had not violated any ethics rules. Its great to have two people who help so many others get some recognition!