The state’s Supreme Court will hear arguments regarding Proposition 8 March 5.
WiredPRNews.com – California’s High Court is set to hear arguments on the state’s gay marriage ban, which was approved last November, on March 5. As reported by the San Francisco Chronicle, the announcement of the hearing was made Tuesday by the Court which also stated that the hearing will be televised throughout the state, airing on The California Channel. The Court will reportedly make their ruling within 90 days after the case is heard.
As noted in the San Francisco Chronicle report, $85 million, the largest sum in the country’s history spent on a social issue based ballot measure, was spent total on campaigns both opposing and supporting Proposition 8. The measure amended the state’s Constitution to establish that marriage may only be legally recognized if it is between a man and a woman, which put 18,000 same-sex marriages that had been performed prior to the passing of Prop. 8 in jeopardy.
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