California Same-Sex Marriage Cases

The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments on six cases challenging the constitutionality of the California’s state law… read more

The California Supreme Court heard oral arguments on six cases challenging the constitutionality of the California’s state law limiting marriage to opposite-sex couples. 

The plaintiffs, which include couples who wish to marry, argued that a ban on marriages between people of the same sex is discrimination and unconstitutional. Lawyers for the state who want to uphold the law urged justices to respect the tradition of marriage as a union between a man and a woman, and that the judicial system was the wrong actor to institute the demanded change.

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*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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California Same-Sex Marriage Cases

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Program ID:
199950-1
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Judicial Proceeding
Location:
San Francisco, California, United States
First Aired:
Mar 6, 2008
Last Aired:
May 17, 2008

Airing Details

  • Mar 06, 2008 | 12:08am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 07, 2008 | 6:21am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 07, 2008 | 1:57pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Mar 10, 2008 | 4:22pm EDT | C-SPAN 3
  • Mar 11, 2008 | 3:08am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 17, 2008 | 12:51am EDT | C-SPAN 2

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