"The period of time from the presentation is not anything that I would have wished or hoped for," Judge Walker said at the start of proceedings. "But it may be appropriate that the case is coming to closing argument right now. June is after all the month for weddings."
"They have identified a difference between opposite-sex and same-sex couples in that opposite-sex couples can procreate without the benefit of a third party. That is a difference," Judge Walker said. "And why is that difference not one the Legislature or voters could rationally take into account in setting the marriage laws in California?"