Video record of same-sex marriage trial in dispute

Backers of Proposition 8, the anti same-sex marriage initiative in California, want to restrict use of video recordings of the U.S. District Court trial that ruled the ballot measure unconstitutional.

Under a pilot program in the Ninth Circuit, District Court Judge Vaughn Walker permitting video recording during the 12-day trial last year. Walker used an excerpt of the recording in a speech this year at Arizona State University, an action that Prop. 8 backers say violates court rules.

Gay-rights supporters argue that the Prop. 8 camp is trying to suppress details of their losing effort in court.

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