Well, Judge Vaughn R. Walker did what I kind of thought he would do in Perry v. Schwarzenegger's post trial phase.
Remember, an injunction is based mainly on the likelihood of success of appeal at the next level and the chance of irreparable harm done to the appellants without the stay during the appeal process. However, neither of these things create an iron clad right to stay on appeal.
Proponents replied that they have an interest in defending Proposition 8 but failed to articulate even one specific harm they may suffer as a consequence of the injunction.
Based on the trial record, which establishes that Proposition 8 violates plaintiffs' equal protection and due process rights, the court cannot conclude that proponents have shown a likelihood of success on appeal
That was some pretty weak tea y'all brought into open court. Not that you had much in the way of reasonable legal arguments to begin with, but what you guys did was the equivalent of taping a "kick me" sign on your back.
I'd wish you guys good luck at the Ninth, but frankly, I'd be lying and moreover, I'm not sure you'd have it anyway...