Pacific Pride Festival 2010
Paul Wellman

The U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments Tuesday in the case of Hollingsworth v. Perry, which challenges Proposition 8, California’s voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage. Below is the full 80-minute audio recording. In it attorneys for the plaintiffs, Theodore Olson and David Boies, face off against Dennis Hollingsworth of Olson and Boies represent Kristin Perry who, with her partner Sandra Stier, was denied a marriage license in Berkley. They’re challenging the constitutionality of the same-sex marriage ban.

Later today in Santa Barbara, Pacific Pride Foundation will host a Rally for Marriage Equality at 5:30 p.m. at the county courthouse. Expected to attend are Congresswoman Lois Capps, Mayor Helene Schneider, Senator Hannah-Beth Jackson, Second District Supervisor Janet Wolf, and a number of S.B. community members.


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