SAN FRANCISCO (AP) - Same-sex marriage supporters are gearing up
for Thursday's highly anticipated California Supreme Court hearing
on the constitutionality of the state's voter-approved ban on gay
Thousands of people marched Wednesday night from San Francisco's
gay Castro District to the streets across from the courthouse where
the Supreme Court's seven justices are scheduled to hear three
hours of arguments on whether Proposition 8 should be overturned.
Similar candlelight vigils were held in Los Angeles, other
California cities and as far away as New York.
Proposition 8, which passed with 52 percent of the vote in
November, changed the California Constitution to trump the court's
decision last May that legalized same-sex marriage.
The court has 90 days to issue a ruling.
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