The Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals is hearing oral arguments today on Proposition 8, the California Proposition that outlawed same-sex marriage in California. You may remember that on Aug. 4, U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker held that Proposition 8 violated the federal constitutional guarantees of equal protection of the laws and due process of law, which protects “fundamental” rights — including marriage.
The oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit are being telecast on C-Span at 1PM EST. This is our government in action folks, deciding on the constitutionality of denying rights to a minority. You may not think that this will be riveting TV but I can assure you that nothing (with the exception of Neil Armstrong’s moon walk or Krystle Carrington giving Alexis Colby a bitch-slap in the koi pond) could be of more interest to me. You can also watch here.