Gay Marriage Fight: Proposition 8 Trial Pauses, But Not For Ruling

03/30/2010 05:12 am 05:12:02 | Updated May 25, 2011

Testimony concluded Wednesday in the first stage of the federal trial over the fate of Proposition 8, California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage, as lawyers on both sides continued to argue their case to the news media.

A quick decision is not expected in the case, the first of its kind to reach federal court. Chief Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who heard the case without a jury, said he would study the evidence and other briefs offered to the court before hearing final arguments, possibly in March. And even after his decision, both sides expect the case to be appealed, most likely until it reaches the United States Supreme Court.

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