California Supreme Court Sets Prop 8 Case Hearing for September 6

A date has been set for the next hearing in the Prop 8 case, according to the American Foundation for Equal Rights:

Afer Today the Supreme Court of California announced that the hearing date for Perry v. Brown will be on Tuesday, September 6, 2011 at 10:00AM. The date announced is the very first day of the court’s fall calendar. The court will hear oral arguments on a question of whether under state law proponents of initiatives have standing to defend their initiatives when they are challenged in court.  The question was certified to them by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit earlier this year.

Said Board President Chad Griffin:

"I am very pleased that the Supreme Court of California calendared our case for the first day of their fall session.  The governor and attorney general of California – and the United States District Court – all have found Proposition 8 unconstitutional.  I am confident that the California Supreme Court will swiftly reach a decision on this question, and that this nation is now one step closer to seeing the dark walls of discrimination finally crumble.”

Another hearing has been set as well. by the the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California. who will hear a motion from AFER that the videotapes of the January 2010 trial be made available to the public. That hearing is set for August 29.