Closing Arguments on California Gay Marriage Ban Wednesday

A federal judge will hear closing arguments on a suit to overturn California's Prop 8, which outlawed same-sex marriage.


A federal judge in San Francisco will hear closing arguments Wednesdayin a lawsuit challenging Prop. 8, which banned gay marriage in California.

The judge issued 39 questions for lawyers to answer by tomorrow. The questions range from the expected to the ridiculous. Some of these questions include, "Where's the data that gay marriage reduces discrimination against gays and lesbians?" "Where's the data that gay marriage is bad for the rest of us?" "What does it mean to have a 'choice' in one's sexual orientation?"  "What does it say about Prop. 8's constitutionally if sexual orientation is socially constructed?"

We've got a question for the judge. Where does it say that heterosexuals should determine the definition of marriage? What does it mean when those defining it have a 50 percent divorce rate, which is higher in some ethnic communities? We're just saying.


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