The Battle: Proposition 8

If you would like to see how the most important Civil Rights battle of the twenty-first century is being fought, here is the live stream

California Supreme Court Oral Arguments
TOPIC: Proposition 8 – Same Sex Marriage
CASE: (13) Strauss et al. v. Horton (Hollingsworth et al., Interveners)
(and two other cases, S168066 Tyler et al. v. State of California et al.
(Hollingsworth et al., Interveners) and S168078 City and County of
San Francisco et al. v. Horton (Hollingsworth et al., Interveners))

The court issued an order to show cause in Strauss, Tyler, and City and
County of San Francisco directing the parties to brief and argue the
following issues: (1) Is Proposition 8 invalid because it constitutes a
revision of, rather than an amendment to, the California Constitution?
(See Cal. Const., art. XVIII, §§ 1–4.) (2) Does Proposition 8 violate the
separation of powers doctrine under the California Constitution? (3)
If Proposition 8 is not unconstitutional, what is its effect, if any, on the
marriages of same-sex couples performed before the adoption of Proposition 8?


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