Barbara Davidson/Los Angeles Times
Both sides in the bitter battle over same-sex marriage have had their say before the California Supreme Court, now it’s up to the justices to rule. While lawyers presented their arguments before the high court in San Francisco yesterday, demonstrators, for and against, rallied outside with protest signs and chants.
Proposition 8, passed by 52 per cent of the voters last November, amends the state constitution to allow marriage only between a man and a woman. That ballot measure overturned an earlier ruling by the state supreme court that legalized same-sex marriage.
The justices were asked to decide if Proposition 8 is valid and to determine how it affects about 18,000 gay marriages performed before the passage of the measure. The court has 90 days to make a decision.