Take Two for March 22, 2013

A look at both sides of the Prop 8 debate

Supreme Court Decides Whether Of Not To Review Challenge Of California's Prop 8

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Same-sex marriage proponent Kat McGuckin of Oaklyn, New Jersey, holds a gay marriage pride flag while standing in front of the Supreme Court November 30, 2012 in Washington, DC. With the Supreme Court building draped in a photo-realistic sheet during a repair and preservation project, the justices met today to consider hearing several cases dealing with the rights of gay couples who are married, want to get married or are in domestic partnerships.

On Tuesday, the Supreme Court will hear one hour of oral arguments in the case challenging California's Prop 8, which bans same-sex marriage. This morning we'll review some of the arguments that will be made by both sides. 

We'll begin with the sponsors of Prop 8, those in favor of upholding the ban, as they will be the first to present their case next week. 

Joining Take Two to preview those arguments is John Eastman, a constitutional law professor at Chapman University and Chairman of the Board at the National Organization for Marriage. He also filed an amicus brief in support of Prop 8. 

After the justices hear from the supporters of Prop 8, they'll turn to the lawyers representing the two California same-sex couples who challenged the measure. 

Joining us to preview those arguments is Courtney Joslin, she's a Constitutional Law Professer at the UC Davis Law School. She filed an amicus brief in the Prop 8 case and co-authored an amicus brief in the DOMA case.


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