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State Supreme Court to Consider Overturning Prop 8

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California's Supreme Court will hear arguments on Thursday regarding the legality of our controversial Proposition 8, which was passed by a small margin in November's election. Many of the same lawyers who spoke in the court just one year ago regarding extending the right to legally marry to same-sex couples are expected to return this week to explain "why California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage should stand or fall," according to

18,000 same-sex couples tied the knot legally in the few months when they could last year; many of them, along with vociferous advocates against the proposition have been at odds with supporters of the ban for some time now. Most recently, tension has arisen over the issue of publishing personal information about campaign donors and the public's ensuing reactions.