Issue:  Vol. 48 / No. 11 / 15 March 2018

State court to hear Prop 8 cases March 5

The California Supreme Court will hear oral arguments Thursday, March 5 in three cases questioning the validity of Proposition 8, the anti-same-sex marriage amendment voters passed last November.

The court will address whether Prop 8 was such a wholesome change to the state constitution that prior to being placed on the ballot it needed to be approved by two-third majorities in the state Legislature. The justices are also expected to address the legality of the same-sex marriages that took place last year prior to Prop 8’s passage.

The three-hour hearing will begin at 9 a.m. at the court’s San Francisco courtroom at 350 McAllister Street. The California Channel, a public affairs cable network, will provide a live TV broadcast of the session. For a list of cable companies that carry the network, see

The three cases are known as Strauss v. Horton, S168047; Tyler v. State of California, S168066; and City and County of San Francisco v. Horton, S168078.

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