Local Legal Expert Says Fight Over Prop 8 Could Make It To U-S Supreme Court

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(Sacramento, CA)
Monday, June 1, 2009

People on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate held rallies in Fresno over the weekend.  The central valley community is seen as a litmus test for the future of gay marriage in California…especially if a measure appears on a future ballot to overturn the state’s ban on same sex marriages.
Last week, the California Supreme Court upheld Prop 8...the gay marriage ban approved by voters last November.  But, the court also ruled that the 18-thousand same-sex couples that wed before November will stand. 
But, does the decision raise any questions about discrimination between the gay couples that were allowed to wed and the couples who now can’t?
Capital Public Radio's Steve Shadley recently brought the issue up with Vikram Amar (VICK-ram  Ah-mar).      He’s a Professor and Associate Dean for Academic Affairs at UC-Davis School of Law... 
0529 Prop 8 (interview time:  4:02)
Intro:  “certainly by upholding Prop 8 going forward...”
Outcue:  “thank you, thank you...”
Vikram Amar is a professor and Associate Dean For Academic Affairs at UC-Davis School of Law.