Prop. 8 Trial - protection of marriage looks shaky in California

Proposition 8 Trial wraps up - doesn't look good because of the bias of the judge.

SAN FRANCISCO, June 17, 2010 ( - The closing arguments of the trial against California's Proposition 8 finished Wednesday with little fanfare. Now both sides can only wait for the verdict, which pro-family leaders expect will overturn the voter-approved constitutional amendment upholding marriage as between a man and a woman.

However the judge rules, it is likely to be appealed to the 9th Circuit and (eventually) the Supreme Court. The verdict will likely be stayed pending appeal if the judge finds against the State.

Both sides have vowed that if they loose they will appeal. It's not over, until it's over.

I don't understand the opposition to expanding the civil definition of marriage. It doesn't impose on the Churches definition of marriage. The definition of civil marriage is already broader than the Churches: Muslims, Jews, Pagans, Atheists ... can all get married under civil law.

Gay marriage does not take anything away from heterosexual marriage. Why deny people rights based on sexual orientation?

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