Bil Browning

Streaming: Live Coverage of Court Hearing on Prop 8

Filed By Bil Browning | September 06, 2011 1:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics
Tags: AFER, American Foundation for Equal Rights, California State Supreme Court, marriage equality, Prop 8, same-sex marriage

The American Foundation for Equal Rights alerts us that the California is currently addressing the issue of standing in the Proposition 8 challenge.

You can follow along live via streaming video on the California Channel. AFER will also be marriage-is-civil-right.jpglive-tweeting the hearing and responding to followers. You can participate by following @AFER, or by connecting with them on Facebook.

At issue is a procedural matter that is relatively technical and obscure, but the Court's ruling will significantly influence the next step our case takes.

There are several potential outcomes of the oral argument: The California Supreme Court could deal a blow to Proponents' ability to appeal the trial court's careful decision finding Proposition 8 unconstitutional.

Alternatively, the Court could rule in such a way that makes it more likely that the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit will consider the constitutionality of Proposition 8 on the merits. The Ninth Circuit's decision could then wind up before the Supreme Court of the United States.

AFER also provides an extremely handy FAQ on the court case if you need to bone up on the background of the Prop 8 litigation. (Image credit: AFER)

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