A same-sex couple hold hands during a sit-in protest when same-sex couples were denied marriage licenses from the San Francisco county clerk on February 14, 2011 in San Francisco, Calif.
Before oral arguments are presented to the California Supreme Court about Proposition 8, the state's ban on same-sex marriage, a group of same-sex couples and allies is planning to hold a sit-in on the steps of the State Building in San Francisco this morning, organizers said.
The group said they will hold a "No Standing for Prop 8" sit-in before the 10 a.m. hearing at the State Building on 350 McAllister St. in San Francisco.
Sit-in organizer Billy Bradford with Marriage Equality USA said in a statement, "Same-sex couples and their families will once again stand up for their love and dignity by attending the hearing and staging (the sit-in) beforehand."
A panel is set to hear arguments about whether state law gives Proposition 8's sponsors the right to appeal a federal trial court ruling that found the voter-approved ban on gay marriage to be unconstitutional.