Judge Will Issue A Ruling On Proposition 8

The future of marriage equality in California will be decided today.

A federal judge in San Francisco will issue his decision today concerning California's same-sex marriage ban.

The judge will rule whether "Proposition 8" violates the constitutional rights of gays and lesbians.

This ruling is in response to a lawsuit, brought by two same-sex couples, who want to overturn "Prop 8."

Both sides are promising an appeal if they lose this case.

Lawyers opposed to same-sex marriage have already asked the judge, if he rules against them, to leave the state's ban in place while they appeal.