The group formed to challenge the
constitutionality of Proposition 8, California's gay marriage ban,
released a video looking back on the case as the Supreme Court
prepares to issue a ruling.
The American Foundation for Equal
Rights' (AFER) case against the 2008 voter-approved constitutional
amendment was filed in 2009. It broke ground for being the first to
challenge such a ban in federal court.
Opponents of gay nuptials, led by the
National Organization for Marriage (NOM), proposed a constitutional
amendment after the California Supreme Court struck down the state's
laws limiting marriage to heterosexual couples. Passage of
Proposition 8 came after more than 18,000 gay and lesbian couples had
exchanged vows in California.
The Supreme Court could hand down a
ruling in Hollingsworth v. Perry, and a second related case,
as early as Monday. The court is expected to rule by June 27.
In a 5-minute video released Friday,
AFER traces the case from its start to the steps of the Supreme
Court. As the video nears its end, David Boies, lawyer for the
plaintiffs, is seen telling reporters, “It's now in the hands of
the Supreme Court.” (The video is embedded on this page. Visit
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