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Same-sex couples bring forward lawsuit to overturn Proposition 8

SAN FRANCISCO (WKOW) -- A lawsuit challenging California's ban on gay marriage will see closing arguments Wednesday.

Two same-sex couples have filed to overturn Proposition 8, which passed in 2008. The proposition states marriage is only lawful between a man and a woman. Due to the magnitude of importance the case holds, it is expected to eventually reach the U.S. Supreme Court.

People in favor of Proposition 8 asked U.S. District Judge John Walker Tuesday to stop recognizing 18,000 same-sex couples that were granted before the proposition took effect. The filing asked Walker to rule that government agencies, courts and businesses no longer have to recognize when gay couples are married.

 

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