History in the high court

Participants to history: Plaintiffs depart for historic day at Supreme Court


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WASHINGTON — Human Rights Campaign president Chad Griffin and plaintiffs in the U.S. Supreme Court challenge to Proposition 8, California‘s ban on same-sex marriage, met with reporters earlier this morning, before departing for the U.S. Supreme Court.

The case before the high court came together four years ago when the two couples, Kris Perry and Sandy Stier of Berkeley and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo of Burbank, agreed to be the named plaintiffs and become the public faces of a high-profile effort to challenge Proposition 8 in the courts.

It is the high court’s first major examination of gay rights in 10 years, since Lawrence v. Texas was argued on this very day in 2003.

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