Marriage and the court of public opinion

Once, Americans were overwhelmingly against interracial marriage. Court rulings helped change that.

Will it be the same with marriage for same-sex couples?

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Prop 8 Argument Day FAQ

Oral arguments in the appeal of the Proposition 8 ruling in California begin today at 1 EST/10 PST with live televised coverage on C-SPAN and elsewhere.

Here they are: The top 10 questions for Monday's oral arguments.

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Prop. 8’s next day in court

High-interest, ‘quite unusual’ two-hour hearing will be televised.

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Judges that will hear Prop 8 case called ‘a very good panel’ for marriage equality supporters

Two judges appointed by Democratic presidents and one named by a Republican will decide if a San Francisco trial judge improperly struck down California’s same-sex marriage ban, a federal appeals court announced Monday, Nov. 29.

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Makeup of Prop 8 panel seems promising for marriage equality advocates

Attorneys fighting for marriage equality in the Prop 8 case at the Ninth Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals will see at least one friendly face staring back when they give oral arguments next week.

Stephen Reinhardt, a Carter appointee who has been solidly in the liberal wing of the court since he took the bench in 1980, is on the panel, along with Clinton appointee Michael Daley Hawkins and N. Randy Smith, a George W. Bush pick.

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Eight days in a changed world

News Analysis: From marriage to the military, the next two weeks will highlight how far the movement for gay equality has come – and how far it has to go.

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APA joins amicus brief in support of the freedom to marry in CA case

Citing the importance of stable, committed relationships and the benefits of the institution of marriage, the American Psychiatric Association has joined several other mental health organizations in submitting an amicus curie brief in the Prop 8 appeals case challenging California's ban on the freedom to marry.

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Prop. 8 hearing on the freedom to marry will be televised by C-SPAN

A federal appeals court Wednesday authorized the televising of a Dec. 6 hearing on whether Proposition 8, the 2008 ballot measure that banned same-sex marriage, should be struck down.

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David Hyde Pierce talks coming out and marriage

David Hyde Pierce on getting married in California in 2008: "We'd been together 26 years when we were legally allowed to get married in California. We went and did it, and we both agree it had a power, an importance to us in our lives that we can't really put into words, but that is totally palpable and intrinsic to who we are."

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Appeals Court sets stage for Proposition 8 arguments

The 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals announced Monday how it wants opposing sides to lay out their cases during a critical Dec. 6 hearing on California's freedom to marry ban.

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