Area judge at forefront of gay marriage debate 

After hearing 13 days of testimony and arguments since January during the first trial in federal court to examine if states can prohibit gays and lesbians from getting married, chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker made one of the most important rulings in the gay-rights movement. The ruling puts the Stanford grad at the forefront of the same-sex marriage debate and marks the latest in a long line of high-profile legal decisions for the longtime federal judge.

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