"The central purpose of marriage in virtually all societies and at all times has been to channel potentially procreative sexual relationships into enduring stable unions to increase the likelihood that any offspring will be raised by the man and woman who brought them into the world."
That is a direct quote from Charles Cooper, the attorney defending Proposition 8, from this week's closing arguments.
Read a transcript of the closing arguments here via the Equal Rights Foundation.
The ruling may be delivered as soon as July. This is historic. If the Supreme Court upholds the ruling, it may effect gay marriage laws throughout the country.
Until then, for some Prop 8 fun, watch "Prop 8 - The Musical."