San Francisco asks to join Prop. 8 case


SAN FRANCISCO (AP) -

San Francisco's city attorney is seeking to join a federal lawsuit challenging California's same-sex marriage ban.

City Attorney Dennis Herrera on Thursday asked a judge to make San Francisco a party in the case, which was brought by the high-profile lawyers who squared off over the disputed 2000 presidential election.

Herrera says the city is uniquely positioned to provide testimony on some of the issues U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker has said he wants addressed at trial because of its longtime advocacy of gay rights.

Walker has scheduled an Aug. 19 hearing to consider the city's request and to set a timetable for moving the lawsuit forward.

The gay rights group that initiated the lawsuit did not have a comment on the city's petition.

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