Court ruling on Prop. 8 will have far-reaching implications

More than three years after California voters approved a ban on same-sex marriage, an appeals court on Tuesday is set to decide whether Proposition 8 violates the federal Constitution.

During oral arguments more than a year ago, the three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals appeared to be leaning toward ruling against Proposition 8 but expressed concern about procedural matters.

Rallies are planned across California after the judges hand down their decision.


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-- Maura Dolan, Los Angeles Times

Photo: Groups for and against Proposition 8 face off in Santa Ana in 2008. Credit: Don Bartletti / Los Angeles Times



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