Court Case Challenging Prop 8 Will Be Heard

(10-14) 14:09 PDT SAN FRANCISCO — A federal judge refused today to dismiss a lawsuit challenging California’s ban on same-sex marriage, setting the stage for the nation’s first trial on the constitutionality of a law allowing only opposite-sex couples to wed.

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker, in a ruling from the bench in San Francisco, said a trial was needed to resolve crucial issues, including whether gays and lesbians are persecuted minorities entitled to judicial protection from discriminatory laws. He has scheduled the trial for January.

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