The case will decide a challenge to California's gay marriage ban that was approved by voters in , and the ruling will likely be appealed to the U. Supreme Court. How the high court rules in the case could set the precedent for whether gay marriage becomes legal nationwide. Board of Education," said former Clinton White House adviser Richard Socarides, referring to the Supreme Court decision that outlawed racial segregation in schools and other public facilities. Constitution permits bans on gay marriages, and the challenge is being bankrolled by a group of liberal Hollywood activists including director Rob Reiner and producer Bruce Cohen.
Federal judge: Michigan gay marriage ban will go to trial
Gay Marriage Ban Goes On Trial In California : NPR
The federal trial over gay marriage has rested, and we won't know who won until U. District Judge Vaughn Walker calls the lawyers back to hear closing arguments and issues his ruling. That is likely to take several weeks. But it's already clear that the verdict itself will be only a beginning, as all sides shift their focus from testimony to the real task of convincing federal appellate judges, and ultimately the U.
Legal challenge of federal gay marriage ban begins
It's been more than a year since Californians passed Proposition 8 which strictly defines marriage as between a man and a woman. A federal trial begins Monday in which plaintiffs hope to overturn the ban on gay marriage. The case is expected to be eventually decided by the U.
In the landmark case Obergefell v. Hodges, the U. Supreme Court ruled that all state bans on same-sex marriage were unconstitutional, making gay marriage legal throughout America.