Coverage of the U.S. Supreme Court's decision regarding California's Prop 8

Prop 8 Opponents Hold Vigil at LA City Hall Ahead of Supreme Court Hearing

The high court will hear arguments on Tuesday regarding California's ban on same-sex marriage

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    Hundreds of supporters of same-sex marriage gathered at Los Angeles City Hall to express their support for gay marriage ahead of the Supreme Court's scheduled hearings on California's Proposition 8, which bans the unions. Tena Ezzeddine reports from City Hall for the NBC4 News at 11 p.m. on March 24, 2013. (Published Monday, Mar 25, 2013)

    Supporters of same-sex marriage gathered at Los Angeles City Hall Sunday evening for a candelight vigil ahead of this week’s Supreme Court hearings on the constitutionality of California’s Proposition 8, which bans gay marriage.

    "I'm a little worried about the court, how fair they might be. You never know," said Karen Zimmerman, Prop 8 opponent.

    Hundreds of Angelenos converged at City Hall, some confident that the high court will overturn Prop 8, others worried that it will continue to enforce the ban on same-sex marriages.

    The prohibition keeps Karen and Debra Zimmerman’s 2004 wedding annulled, but they have hope.

    "The tides are turning and the court is concerned about public opinion and it's clear what public opinion is," Debra said.

    The Supreme Court justices will meet on Tuesday to hear arguments for and against California’s Prop 8 and the federal Defense of Marriage Act (DOMA).

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