A retired federal judge’s long-term relationship with another man will be the subject of an unusual and possibly unprecedented court hearing Monday involving California’s same-sex marriage ban.
California Attorney General Kamala Harris is signaling that she is just as strong a supporter of same-sex marriage as her predecessor in the office, Gov. Jerry Brown.
Proponents of California’s same-sex marriage ban filed a motion Monday asking that the historic ruling be overturned because the federal judge who struck down Proposition 8 was in a long-term relationship with another man.
The federal judge who struck down California’s gay marriage ban has confirmed that he’s gay.
California’s attorney general has asked a federal appeals court to allow gay marriages to resume while the court considers the constitutionality of the state’s ban on same-sex unions.
The legal fight over California’s same-sex marriage ban went before a federal appeals court Monday in a televised hearing that reached a nationwide TV audience anxious for a final decision on whether the measure violates the U.S. Constitution.
Lawyers for the sponsors of California’s same-sex marriage ban are hoping a federal appeals court won’t mind that they produced only two witnesses during the trial that resulted in Proposition 8 being overturned.
Gay marriage opponents have dropped their attempts to stop a federal appeals court judge from considering the constitutionality of California’s same-sex marriage ban.
The federal appeal of California’s gay marriage ban case will be decided by two judges appointed by Democratic presidents and one named by a Republican.
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