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
"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 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