The statewide elections in November will have voters sorting through candidates’ stances on many weighty topics, but one viewpoint may hold an important role in a future legal fight: Their position on Proposition 8.
The statewide measure that voters approved to define marriage as between a man and a woman was found to be unconstitutional by a federal judge, setting up a legal fight that could end up in the U.S. Supreme Court. Read More
A federal judge in San Francisco is scheduled to rule Wednesday on whether Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, violates the U.S. Constitution.
The case before U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker has been the nation's first federal trial on a U.S. constitutional challenge to a state law prohibiting gay marriage.
A previous five-year battle over same-sex marriage in California centered on the state rather than federal constitution. Read More