Being gay went on trial Monday in San Francisco. Opening statements kicked off a highly anticipated proceeding in the federal challenge to Proposition 8, followed by emotional testimony from the four name plaintiffs in the case. The two couples talked about when they first knew they were gay, what it was like to come out, how anti-gay bias makes them feel, and what marriage means to them. Among the issues addressed by counsel on both sides: the respective roles of courts and voters in the debate over same-sex marriage.
Gay Couples Testify as Marriage Case Starts
January 12, 2010