Same-Sex Marriage and the Supreme Court

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The U.S. Supreme Court announced Friday that it would review an appeals court ruling striking down Proposition 8, California's ban on same-sex marriage. The high court also plans to hear a case on whether married same-sex couples are entitled to equal benefits. How are the justices likely to vote? And what will their decisions mean for California?


John Eastman, law professor, former dean of the Chapman University School of Law, contributor to one of the principal amicus briefs in the 9th Circuit and the California Supreme Court in the Proposition 8 case and founding director for the Center for Constitutional Jurisprudence

Kate Kendell, executive director of the National Center for Lesbian Rights, a legal organization committed to advancing the civil and human rights of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender people and their families

Scott Shafer, reporter and host of KQED's The California Report