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Quick Guide to Today's Prop 8 Closing Arguments
The Day of Decision Protest in Hollywood on May 26, 2009 (more photos here) | Photo by Tom Andrews/LAist
It was two years today that gay marriages became legal in California. And it was just a little over a year ago that Prop 8, which banned same sex marriages, was upheld by the California Supreme Court. A day after that, the filing challenging the constitutionally of the prop was announced and here we are on closing arguments day and we look to Karen Ocamb at LGBT POV for her guide on the Prop 8 Trial. Below are a few key items of interest that she pointed out.
Today's schedule is as follows:
10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. Plaintiffs (argued by Ted Olson and David Boies)
11:30 a.m. - 11:45 a.m. City and County of San Francisco
11:45 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. Governor, Attorney General and county defendants
12:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch
1:00 a.m. - 3:15 p.m. Proponents (argued by Charles Cooper)
3:15 a.m. - 3:45 p.m. Plaintiffs’ rebuttal
For following the trial via live blogging, check out the Prop 8 Trial Tracker for the plaintiff's side (pro gay marriage) and Prop 8 Case for the defendant's side (pro "traditional" marriage)
Also the American Foundation for Equal Rights, which is the organization leading the case, has a plethora of information and official documents for perusal.
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