The Proposition 8 same-sex marriage trial that starts today can be watched live at federal courthouses in Pasadena, San Francisco, Portland, Ore., Seattle and Brooklyn, N.Y.
The broadcast is expected to start at 8:30 a.m. Public access at remote viewing locations will be on a first-come basis. No photographs or recordings of the broadcast will be permitted. The trial is expected to last about three weeks.
Video of the trial also will be available on YouTube.com, and the nonprofit group that launched the lawsuit said it would provide updates on its website, www.equalrightsfoundation.org.
Broadcasts of the Perry vs. Schwarzenegger trial, which is being held in the federal district courthouse in San Francisco, may be viewed at the:
* Richard H. Chambers Courthouse,125 South Grand Ave., Pasadena, Courtroom 3, first floor
* James R. Browning Courthouse, 95 7th St., San Francisco, Library Conference Room, first floor
* Pioneer Courthouse, 700 S.W. 6th Ave., Portland, Ore., second floor courtroom
* William K. Nakamura Courthouse, 1010 5th Ave., Seattle, Courtroom 1, eighth floor
* Theodore Roosevelt Courthouse, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, N.Y., Courtroom 8A South, eighth floor