has comprehensive updates of what's going on in the courtroom today as the first federal gay marriage trial takes flight. (A camera to eventually broadcast delayed YouTube footage of the trial, if you recall, was barred from the courtroom early this morning.)

Some questions Judge Walker asked today: "If Pro.8 violates constitutional, why did the AG allow Prop. 8 on ballot?" (The answer: no duty or responsibility for AG Brown to review the constitutionality or not of an initiative.) and "Where is the evidence that denial of marriage economically injustices San Francisco?" (Hate crimes are caused by anti-gay stuff like this, which costs the state and city.)

Be sure to visit Prop8TrialTracker for more updates.

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