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Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Who cares? Not me, one way or the other. I don't care if you marry yourself or your pet rock. Stop
gay this and gay that. It's
in the me
on TV, in the
movies. I don't care! More
important thing going on than
Who’s who in the Prop 8 gay marriage case
Liz Goodwin, Yahoo! News
9 hrs ago
Prop. 8 Plaintiffs Kris Perry and Sandy Stier speak at the Human Rights Campaign Los Angeles Gala Dinner. (Gabriel …
On Tuesday morning, the Supreme Court hears oral arguments in the first gay marriage case to ever reach the court, Hollingsworth v. Perry.
The legal battle over California's gay marriage ban began more than four years ago, when a majority of voters backed ballot Proposition 8, which rescinded the right to marry from same-sex couples.
Since then, Prop 8 has been struck down by both a district and federal appeals court as discriminatory, and along the way lost its main legal defender: the government of California. After the district court decision, then-Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger declined to appeal the case further, leaving a coalition of Prop 8 supporters led by a a former state senator to take up the cause.
The Supreme Court could use the case to issue a broad ruling guaranteeing the right to marriage to same-sex couples--or to shut down gay rights advocates' claims of wrongful exclusion from the institution of marriage altogether. The court also may issue a ruling in between these extremes.
As both sides prepare to argue their cause, we take a look at some of the major faces behind the high-profile case.
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