Even the discovery squabbles in a federal challenge to California's Proposition 8 are weighty. Gay marriage opponents trooped into the courtroom of a California federal judge Friday to quash requests for internal campaign e-mails and other documents from last year's "Yes on 8" effort. Marriage supporters, meanwhile, argued that the motivations of those behind the ballot initiative are highly relevant because discriminatory intent would undermine opponents' claims of a rational state interest in the ban.
Discovery Fight in Suit Challenging Calif. Ban on Gay Marriages
September 28, 2009