Some 18,000 gays and lesbians are still legally married in California because they took their vows before Proposition 8 was passed by the voters in 2008. Today, Prop 8 supporters asked that those marriages be nullified. Their main purpose, though, was defense of Prop 8, the ban on same-sex marriage, which is being challenged in federal court. We hear more about today's closing arguments. On our rebroadcast of today's To the Point, in his first speech from the Oval Office last night, President Obama explained what he called his “battle plan” for the Gulf oil spill. Did he succeed in a broader goal: reassuring Americans that he has the disaster under control? We hear conflicting opinions.
Banner image: Supporters of same-sex marriage carry signs during a rally at San Francisco City Hall following the California Supreme Court's ruling to uphold Proposition 8 May 26, 2009 in San Francisco, California. Photo: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images