The Prop 8 Arguments Are Over, Now It's Up to the Judge

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California voters passed Proposition 8 by a 52% majority in 2008, limiting marriage to one man and one woman, and effectively banning same-sex marriage. In 2009, the California Supreme Court upheld Prop 8, but allowed existing same-sex marriages to stand. In the most recent Constitutional challenge,  for two weeks in January, Federal Judge Vaughn Walker heard testimony for and against. Today he heard four hours of closing arguments. In California's 100-year-old initiative process, how often has "the will of the people" been overturned by a judge? Will this case go before the Supreme Court?


Joshua Ferris - Author, “The Dinner Party and Other Short Stories”, John Eastman - National Organization for Marriage - @Chapman_Law, Ralph Richard Banks - Stanford University, Patrick Egan - New York University - @patrick_j_egan

Warren Olney

Frances Anderton, Andrea Brody, Christian Bordal