Tuesday, March 04, 2008

California Supreme Court Hears Oral Argument in Gay Marriage Cases

I only watched the first part, but the (3 hour!!) oral argument is available from local TV affiliate KTVU here:


The part I watched was well argued by the woman representing the city and county of SF.

The state mostly relies on the fact that there was a law passed in the seventies limiting marriage to opposite sex couples and a ballot measure passed 8 years ago that said the state will only recognize opposite-sex marriage. As such, they argue, it should be up to the voters, not the judiciary, to change things. Better route than actually trying to go to the merits, I would say.

I guess we'll know which way it will go June, as the California Supreme Court has 90 days to figure this out.


Mademoiselle De Rigueur said...

wow i didnt even know this was going on...ive been so caught up in the clinton/obama thing....

yeah i went to mexico around the same time you left.

we took a vacation together Default! lol

it was greeeeat. Was yours great too?

the default attorney said...

It's not just you. This has been a really long process. The Court agreed to hear the case back in late 2006. Briefing had multiple time extensions granted. I think it might be good for the the petitioners that the case has fallen out of the spotlight a bit.

My vacay was AWESOME. I might post some pictures when I get a chance. And they might include elephants.