As you can see in Matt Baume’s video below, a large crowd has gathered this morning outside a federal courthouse on Seventh Street in San Francisco, where a three-judge appeals court panel will devote an unusually long two-hour session to hear arguments on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8 starting at 10 AM today.
According to Bay City News, more than 100 people, mostly opponents of Proposition 8, rallied outside the courthouse prior to oral arguments this morning.
Same-sex marriage supporters carried signs with messages such as “Life feels different when you’re married,” and “We all deserve the freedom to marry.”
A smattering of opponents also showed up, carrying messages including “Ninth Circuit vs. God’s law” and “Homo sex is sin.”
The judges’ decision will be issued in writing at a later date. The losing side is expected to appeal to an 11-judge panel of the 9th Circuit and to the U.S. Supreme Court.