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Prop 8 Hearing Adjourned. What's Next for Same-Sex Marriage?

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During a hearing today before a three-judge panel before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco, arguments were presented in an effort to determine what the next steps are in the legal battle to uphold, or strike down, California's controversial same-sex marriage ban, Proposition 8. The hearing was broadcast over C-SPAN, an usual instance of cameras allowed in a Federal court.

"Charles Cooper, a lawyer who argued in favor of Prop. 8, said marriage exists for society to recognize relationships between men and women that can lead to children," summarizes LA Now.

However, lawyers for the plaintiffs, who believe Prop 8 is unconstitutional, as was also determined previously by Judge Vaughan Walker, cited legal precedent in cases involving interracial marriage, as well as the US Constitution's 14th Amendment, which accords all individuals the right to marry.