Same-sex marriages in California are set to resume next week after a federal judge deemed Proposition 8, which declared marriage must be between a man and a woman, to be 'unconstitutional'. On August 4, 2010, federal judge Vaughn R. Walker declared the ban unconstitutional temporarily stayed his ruling. On August 6, 2010, both sides submitted legal briefs to Judge Walker arguing for or against a long-term stay of the ruling. On August 12, 2010, Judge Walker lifted the stay. Barring intervention by the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals or the Supreme Court of the United States, same-sex marriages will be allowed to resume in California on August 18, 2010 at 5:00PM PDT (19-08-10 1AM BST).