Prop. 8: Clashing protests as court considers gay-marriage case | L.A. NOW | Los Angeles Times: "Dozens of demonstrators on both sides of the same-sex marriage question carried signs outside the downtown federal courthouse in San Francisco on Monday morning, as arguments on Proposition 8 began before the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals.
Some anti-gay-marriage protesters shouted and carried signs that referenced 'God's Law.' On the other side, gay rights supporters held signs calling for marriage equality. A strong police presence watched over it all.
Inside, the courtroom was packed with media and lawyers, as were several overflow rooms.
A randomly chosen three-judge panel will hear an appeal of an August ruling by San Francisco’s Chief U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn R. Walker, who ruled after a trial that the 2008 ballot measure defining marriage as only between a man and a woman violated the U.S. Constitution."