A three-judge panel of the U.S. 9th Circuit Court of Appeals said the tapes should remain sealed because the trial judge had promised defenders of the same-sex marriage ban that they would be used only within the court.
Reporting from San Francisco — A federal appeals court refused Thursday to make public videotapes of the historic trial weighing the constitutionality of California’s same-sex marriage ban, a victory for backers of Proposition 8.
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