Thursday, March 6, 2008

Oral Arguments Heard in California Same-Sex Marriage Case

The oral arguments in the California Supreme Court's same-sex marriage case were heard a few days ago, on Tuesday, March 4, in a full three and a half hours of arguments, and now can be seen on the The California Channel (click on March 4, California Supreme Court: Same Sex Marriage). If, like me, you don't have the time or inclination to watch the whole thing, you can instead read Dale Carpenter's commentary on it here at the Volokh Conspiracy Blog. Carpenter thinks, based on the reactions of the judges at oral argument, that the majority on the court is likely to come down in favor of the opponents, and not in favor of the same-sex marriage proponents/petitioners. But if he's wrong, that would mean California will be joining Massachusetts as the second state to recognize same-sex marriage.

My previous posts on this topic are California Supreme Court to Hold Hearing on Gay Marriage (February 12, 2008) and The Battle for Same-Sex Marriage in California (November 16, 2007).

For information about Massachusetts divorce and family law, see the divorce and family law page of my law firm website.

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