California Supreme Court Ready To Rule On Prop 8

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(Sacramento, CA)
Friday, May 22, 2009
The State Supreme Court says it will issue a ruling Tuesday on three lawsuits challenging Proposition 8.    That’s the voter approved constitutional amendment that bans same-sex marriages.

Capital Public Radio's Steve Shadley reports...

The long-awaited ruling is expected to get national attention.
Last November, voters narrowly approved Prop 8.  That happened only a few months after the State Supreme Court ruled that same sex marriages could be performed.  More than 18-thousand gay couples exchanged their vows in the state.
In a recent interview with State Supreme Court Justice Carlos Moreno, I asked how the appeal was going... 
“(Shadley) The deliberations, are they spirited?  (Moreno) Oh, yes.  They’re always spirited. (He laughs) (Shadley)  Thank you, sir.  Thank you (Moreno)...”
The court has to decide if Prop 8 “was put on the ballot properly.  The Justices also are expected to decide whether same-sex marriages performed before the measure was passed will be allowed to stand.