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Calif. Supreme Court Ready to Rule on Prop 8

Above: People rally in front of the California Supreme Court Building after arguments were heard for and against Proposition 8 March 5, 2009 in San Francisco, California.

— The State Supreme Court says it will issue a ruling Tuesday on three lawsuits challenging Proposition 8. That’s the voter approved constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriages.

The long-awaited ruling is expected to get national attention.

Last November, voters narrowly approved Prop 8. That happened only a few months after the State Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriages could be performed. More than 18,000 gay couples exchanged their vows in the state.

In a recent interview with State Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno, I asked how the appeal was going. “The deliberations, are they spirited,” I asked? “Oh, yes,” replied Moreno. “They’re always spirited.” “Thank you, sir,” I said. “Thank you,” said Moreno.

The court has to decide if Prop 8 was put on the ballot properly. The Justices also are expected to decide whether same-sex marriages performed before the measure was passed will be allowed to stand.

Comments

Avatar for user 'karin'

karin | May 23, 2009 at 4:07 p.m. ― 5 years, 3 months ago

Vote NO for prop 8 - it's a civil right issue and not sexual issue.

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Avatar for user 'bradley'

bradley | May 23, 2009 at 6:33 p.m. ― 5 years, 3 months ago

"civil rights"? I haven't seen a single intelligent argument for repealing Prop 8.

Go read the laws.

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