Televised gay marriage hearing attracts audience
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — The legal fight over California's gay marriage ban went before a federal appeals court Monday in a hearing that reached a nationwide TV audience anxious for a final decision on whether the measure violates the U.S. Constitution.
The hearing before a three-judge panel of the 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals also focused on whether supporters of voter-approved Proposition 8 have legal standing to challenge a lower court ruling that the ban was unconstitutional.
The judges did not issue an immediate ruling and no timetable has been set.
C-SPAN piped the nearly three-...