When the Supreme Court arguments on the constitutionality of Proposition 8, it will mark one more step in a long legal battle to determine the ultimate disposition of the same-sex marriage ban.

And while the legal battle over Proposition 8 has been long and winding enough, the battle over same-sex marriage in California actually goes back even further, as you’ll see in this timeline.

Timeline: The Long Battle Over Same-Sex Marriage in California 28 April,2014Lisa Pickoff-White

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