This is it. Proposition 8 has finally reached the highest court in the land. The Supreme Court hears oral argument on California's marriage ban at 10 a.m. on Tuesday, March 26.
Here's what's going to happen: Our attorneys, Ted and David, and our plaintiffs, Kris and Sandy and Paul and Jeff, will enter the Supreme Court. The justices will take their seats behind the bench at 10 a.m. ET. After the chief justice calls our case, the attorney for the proponents of Proposition 8 has 30 minutes to address the court. (He can reserve some of his time for rebuttal). Then AFER lead co-counsel Ted Olson will make our case for 20 minutes. Solicitor General Donald B. Verrilli Jr., representing the United States government, will then address the court for 10 minutes. If he has reserved time, the Prop. 8 proponents' attorney will then have a few minutes for rebuttal. The case will then be submitted for consideration.
Today's a great day to reflect on the words memorialized in the Declaration of Independence: "We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness."