Thousands of demonstrators chant slogans and wave placards outside the court as justices grill lawyers seeking to overturn the state's ban on gay marriage. Get the story. Calif. Supreme Court weighs same-sex marriage ban. Thursday, March 05, 2009 By LISA LEFF and PAUL ELIAS, Associated Press Writers. Print; SAN FRANCISCO — As .
The U.S. Supreme Court weighs two gay marriage cases: a challenge to California's same-sex marriage ban, known as Proposition 8; and a challenge to the federal Defense of Marriage Act, or DOMA. Mar 06, 2009 · SAN FRANCISCO As thousands demonstrated outside, California Supreme Court justices weighed Thursday whether voters' decision to ban same-sex marriage was a denial of fundamental rights or within what one justice called the people's "very broad powers" to amend the state constitution.Author: LISA LEFF And PAUL ELIAS The Associated Press.
Aug 05, 2010 · A federal judge struck down a voter-approved ban on gay marriage, handing a temporary victory to gay rights advocates in a legal battle likely to be settled by the Supreme Court.Author: JOHN SCHWARTZ. Feb 07, 2012 · Court: Calif. gay-marriage ban unconstitutional. five months after the state Supreme Court legalized same-sex marriage by striking down a pair of laws that had limited marriage to a Author: CBS/AP.