The Supreme Court started on Tuesday to hear oral arguments for and against Proposition 8, a voter-passed constitutional amendment to recognize only marriages between a man and a woman in the State of California. The Court started the hour-long hearing at 10:00 a.m. (EDT) and released the full transcript and audio at 1:00 p.m.
Read the full transcript:
As Tom Goldstein of SCOTUS Blog lays out, "Much will be written about the Proposition 8 oral argument. The bottom line, in my opinion, is that the Court probably will not have the five votes necessary to get to any result at all, and almost certainly will not have five votes to decide the merits of whether Proposition 8 is constitutional."
Listen to the full audio: