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Prop 8 Goes to Federal Court

Two same-sex couples in California brought their challenge to the state's gay-marriage ban before a federal judge on Jan. 11, the latest step in a contentious legal battle that will likely lead to the U.S. Supreme Court. The case--concerning the voter-approved 2008 referendum known as Proposition 8--is already setting some unusual precedents. The plaintiffs are represented by Theodore Olson and David Boies, the star litigators best known for arguing on opposing sides in the Supreme Court case that decided the 2000 presidential election. The trial could also be one of the...

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