California Gay Marriage Case to Conclude First Round in Federal Court

A federal judge in California heard closing arguments today in the landmark legal case that will determine the constitutionality of California's same-sex marriage ban, first approved by voters as Proposition 8 in November 2008. The ballot measure, launched in response to a state supreme court decision allowing gays and lesbians to wed, took effect after 18,000 same-sex marriages had been performed in California, sparking a fierce legal and political debate. Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn...Full Story
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