Today’s the day the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals in San Francisco hears an appeal of last August’s federal court decision overturning California’s ban on same-sex marriage, Proposition 8. Here are a few readings to get us up to speed on the issues and what to expect today:

Prop 8 Argument Day FAQ (Metro Weekly, Washington, D.C.)

On Tap Monday in San Fran (and on TV!): The Prop 8 Arguments
(Wall Street Journal Law Blog)
We Have Some Questions of Our Own (National Organization for Marriage)
Prop 8 Argument Day Guide (Ace of Spades HQ)
California’s Proposition 8 Appeal (SCOTUSBlog)
Will a Technicality Save Gay Marriage (Huffington Post)
Proposition 8 Lawsuit: Unintended Legal Consequences (KQED News Fix)

Proposition 8 in the 9th: Pre-hearing Reading 12 March,2013Dan Brekke


Dan Brekke

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Since joining KQED in 2007, Dan has reported, edited and produced both radio and online features and breaking news pieces. He has shared in two Society of Professional Journalists Norcal Excellence in Journalism awards — for his 2012 reporting on a KQED Science series on water and power in California, and in 2014, for KQED’s comprehensive reporting on the south Napa earthquake.

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