Hearing in Prop 8 Case Today: Follow NCLR's Live Coverage|
Today, the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals will hear oral argument about whether the courts will publicly release the video of the historic trial to overturn Proposition 8, the measure that stripped same-sex couples of the right to marry in California. The court will also hear oral argument on Prop 8 supporters’ outrageous request to throw out the historic court decision striking down the proposition.
Since suffering a devastating loss at the 2010 trial, Prop 8 supporters have challenged the release of the trial video and have tried to invalidate the ruling by former Chief District Judge Vaughn Walker’s by claiming he should have declined to hear the case because he is gay and in a long-term relationship. Chief Judge James Ware of the U.S. District Court in San Francisco denied both of these requests earlier this year, rejecting the supporters’ continuing efforts to keep the public from seeing the historic videos and their offensive argument that Judge Walker could not rule fairly because of his sexual orientation.
NCLR’s legal team, including Executive Director Kate Kendell, will keep you informed every step of the way during the two-hour hearing, which begins at 2:30 p.m. Pacific today.
Follow us on Twitter at @KateKendell and @NCLRights for your live coverage. We’ll also be providing you with in-depth legal analysis and a breakdown of the arguments on Facebook, NCLRights.org, and our Out for Justice blog.
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