No Broadcast for Prop 8 Trial: Supreme Court
High court says gay marriage trial can't be on YouTube, yet
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Jan 11, 2010 10:49 AM CST
Associate Justices Anthony Kennedy, left, and John Paul Stevens talk to each other as they sit for a new group photograph with other Supreme Court judges, Tuesday, Sept. 29, 2009.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)

(Newser) – The Supreme Court is blocking a broadcast of the trial on California's same-sex marriage ban, at least for the first few days. The high court today said it will not allow video of the trial to be posted on YouTube.com, even with a delay, until the justices have more time to consider the issue. It said that the order will be in place at least until Wednesday.

The federal trial is scheduled to begin later today in San Francisco. It will consider whether the Proposition 8 gay marriage ban approved by California voters in November 2008 is legal. Opponents of the broadcast say they fear witness testimony might be affected if cameras are present. Justice Stephen Breyer said he would have allowed cameras while the court considers the matter.