SUPCO sets date for Prop 8 hearing

Thursday, January 10, 2013
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Becky Yeh - California correspondent (OneNewsNow.com)

A California family group is pleased to hear that the nation's highest court has finally set a date to decide the constitutionality of the state's "gay marriage" ban.

Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court announced it will hear the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8 on March 26. The hearing will give lawyers on each side of the case one hour to present their arguments before the high court. State voters passed Prop. 8 defining marriage as between a man and a woman in 2008, but a federal judge overturned the measure in 2012.

Ron Prentice of the California Family Council says that, after four years, he is pleased to hear that the high court has set a solid date.

Prentice, Ron (Calif. Family Council)"Currently, the legal team is working around the clock in the creation of our very strong legal briefs," he tells OneNewsNow. "And we're also thrilled with the number of amicus briefs that are coming from multiple organizations across the country."

The hearing is scheduled just a day prior to when judges will hear a challenge of the Defense of Marriage Act.

"Particular judges will have similar opinions on both, but they're obviously separate cases," Prentice says. "Specific to Prop. 8, we expect the majority of justices to rule in favor of the California Constitution and the will of its people." 

The court's rulings on both cases will be announced by the end of June.

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