From 365gay and AP
San Francisco) More legal wrangling in the federal trial over California’s gay marriage ban is threatening to delay the case.
The sponsors of Proposition 8 are seeking access to the internal campaign documents of gay rights groups that opposed the measure.
But the groups, including Equality California, want to block that request. At a hearing Tuesday, their lawyers told Judge Vaughn Walker that the e-mails and memos are irrelevant because the groups are not officially part of the litigation.
Walker is presiding over the first federal trial on whether the U.S. Constitution prevents states from outlawing same-sex marriages. Testimony ended in January, and Walker had planned to schedule closing arguments after he’s had time to review evidence.
Now apeals over the campaign documents could push back the closing arguments.