Closing Arguments in Marriage Trial

June 16, 2010

by Jesse McKinley | New York Times

More than five months after they challenged California’s ban on same-sex marriage, lawyers returned to court on Wednesday to make their final case to a federal judge.

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Parenting Should Be a Nonissue in Gay Marriage Debate

June 16, 2010

Los Angeles Times editorial

It wasn’t surprising that the federal trial on Proposition 8 in January confirmed that the same-sex marriage ban is destructive to family life and discriminatory toward a group that has historically been subject to abuse. What did surprise us: Some of the strongest arguments in favor of same-sex marriage were made by those opposing it.

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Prop. 8 Backers Target 18,000 Same-Sex Marriages

June 16, 2010

by Bob Egelko | San Francisco Chronicle

As the trial over California’s prohibition on same-sex marriage enters its final stage today, the ban’s sponsors are urging the judge to go a step further and revoke state recognition of the marriages of 18,000 gay and lesbian couples who wed before voters passed Proposition 8.

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