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Prop 8 on trial: Perry v. Schwarzenegger opens in 9th Circuit Court of Appeals

by The Madeleine Brand Show

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Supporters and opponents of same-sex marriage who waited for Judge Walker's decision will now see how the 9th Circuit rules. Justin Sullivan/Getty Images

Proposition 8, the ballot measure that banned same sex marriage in California, was declared unconstitutional in August. Weddings are on hold, however, since Prop 8 supporters appealed Judge Vaughn Walker's ruling to the 9th Circuit Court. Today a three judge panel will begin hearing arguments. Will the case move forward? Berkeley law professor Joan Hollinger briefs us on the case so far.

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