Court: Calif gay marriage case may be broadcast

SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — An upcoming appeals court hearing on the constitutionality of California’s same-sex marriage ban will be televised.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeal announced Wednesday that it had granted C-Span permission to carry the Dec. 6 proceedings in San Francisco live.

Supporters of the voter-approved ban are appealing a federal trial judge’s August decision that struck down Proposition 8 as a violation of gay and lesbian Californians’ civil rights.

The January trial that resulted in that decision had been slated for broadcast on YouTube and other federal courthouses. But the ban’s backers objected and the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the plan.


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