In a hearing Tuesday, California Supreme Court justices grilled attorneys for both sides in the Prop. 8 case. Their ruling on legal 'standing' may affect more than the ban on same-sex marriage.
Closing arguments in the Prop. 8 gay marriage trial begin Wednesday. Judge Vaughn Walker must decide whether to hold sexual orientation, like race, to the 'strict scrutiny' standard.
Legal challenges ensue in federal court, and plans are afoot for a 2010 ballot measure to undo Proposition 8.