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Fox News alert we are just getting our first audio now from the US Supreme Court as the justices today heard arguments.
On California's proposition eight.
That was their constitutional ban on gay marriage in that state.
The High Court ultimately being asked to determine whether voters in California have the right to decide the marriage laws in their state.
And we understand several justices today suggested that the court could dismiss this case with no ruling at all.
Outside of the court large crowds representing both sides of the issue gathered many holding signs and chanting slogans.
You getting -- some verbal altercations.
Those on the outside.
Long lines also performing well in advance of today's hearings he got to line up if you wanna get a ticket to the High Court tickets -- guaranteed -- Going for as much as 6000 box that's apparently the going rate today for those willing to pay someone to stand in line for you.
Rather than if you don't want to wait align yourself of people.
We'll hire themselves out to stand in line for the rest of us sort through lazy he was spent six grand negative -- -- got in free because she's a member of the press.
And she is live for us now at the US Supreme Court wow what a day what -- -- what a great.
Argument to listen to because there were so many interesting legal issues.
Bring us up to speed yeah.
There were made and it sets a fortunate thing that today the court has released the same day audio we always appreciate that it's great for people who can't it's an argument Steve you're the justices in their own voice.
There -- their home questions they had asked today and you mentioned there is an issue that may preclude this from even getting to the merits their questions about issues of standing meaning of the right people here.
Bringing this case after prop eight was passed amending the constitution in California to define marriage as only between one man and one woman the attorney general in California the governor in California said we're not gonna defend this -- So a group of people who supported proposition eight.
We're the ones who brought it here.
And today there were several justices he said was in California provides many benefits to same sex -- so why did they need the term.
Marriage why did they need to label marriage it is sending the Chief Justice talked about with Ted -- the former solicitor general arguing.
In favor of taking down -- here's a bit of their interaction.
So it's just develop that's just about the only people in this case the label -- my sex couples from every other right it's just about the label.
The label marriage means something even our Paul Harris if you -- if you tell a child.
But somebody has to be their friend.
And -- you can force the child to say this is my friend but it changes the definition of what it means to be friends.
And that's it seems to me what what supporters of proposition eight are saying what are your -- all your interest -- -- the label and you insist on changing.
Definition of the -- Of course there are numbered justices who thought that might be a very important thing and of course everybody's watching justice Anthony Kennedy believing he could be the swing -- -- gonna read you a little bit of what he had to say.
He says there is an immediate legal injury or legal what could be -- -- entry and that's the voice of these children.
There's some 40000 children in California that -- the same sex parents and they want their parents have full recognition and full status.
The voice of those children is important in this case don't you think.
Of course we're gonna Parse everything that Justice Kennedy had to say and he did that better with the idea that is now officially out there.
All of the justices will have their chance to -- and and we'll -- -- decision sometime between now and late June but I SE Justice Kennedy was one of those who suggested that maybe this case isn't ready for decision on the merits.
We'll have to wait and see Megan.
And that round two tomorrow as they decide the constitutionality of the federal defense of marriage act which defines -- between man and woman Janet thank you so much.
He got it for more.
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