- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 19, 2008

DEVELOPING:SAN FRANCISCO (AP) California Supreme Court agrees to hear legal challenges to voter-approved gay marriage ban.

The California Supreme Court on Wednesday accepted three lawsuits seeking to overturn Proposition 8. The amendment passed this month with 52 percent of the vote. The court did not elaborate on its decision.

All three cases claim the ban abridges the civil rights of a vulnerable minority group. They argue that voters alone did not have the authority to enact such a significant constitutional change.

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