State Lawmakers Back Prop. 8 Challenge

SACRAMENTO -- A legislative committee has endorsed legal efforts to overturn California's voter-approved ban on same-sex marriage.
The state Assembly Judiciary Committee voted 7-3 Tuesday to put the legislature on record as opposing Proposition 8.
The California Supreme Court has scheduled oral arguments for March 5 on a series of lawsuits that argue citizens lack the authority to put the gay marriage ban directly to voters.
The resolution goes next to the full Assembly. The state Senate is scheduled to consider a companion measure in coming weeks.

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