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Proposition 8 hearing ends with mixed signals

March 5, 2009 |  1:28 pm

Lanow_prop8ontrial_8 The California Supreme Court appeared ready today to vote to uphold Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that banned gay marriage, but also seemed ready to decide unanimously to recognize existing same-sex marriages.

During a three-hour televised hearing in San Francisco, only two of the court's seven justices indicated a possible readiness to overturn the initiative. Chief Justice Ronald M. George noted that the court was following a different Constitution when it approved gay marriage last May.

Times reporters, editors and photographers covered the hearing from end to end and are still scrambling to learn more. Come back often to latimes.com for the latest. Here are links to the coverage so far:

Main story: California Supreme Court signals mixed response to Proposition 8

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Photos: Gatherings around the state

Previously on L.A. Now
Proposition 8 supporters defend people's initiative rights

State justices speak to people's initiative power

Proposition 8 rebuttal language coming back to haunt opponents

Proposition 8 opens door to all discrimination, foes say

Proposition 8 challenges begin

Outside the Supreme Court: Clashing religious views

Slow start to Proposition 8 demonstrations outside the Supreme Court

--Martin Beck

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