A federal lawsuit challenging California's ban on same-sex marriage will go to trial in January.
The ban went into effect after California voters passed Proposition 8 last November. But homosexual groups say they will take their case all the way to the Supreme Court if necessary.
"This is not a matter of being a conservative or liberal, or Republican or Democrat. This is a matter of fundamental human rights and human decency," said attorney Ted Olson, who opposes Proposition 8.
Those supporting Prop 8 say they are focusing on the will of the voters.
"The people have already made their decision. What's on trial is whether the people can validly make that decision," said Andy Pugno of Protect Marriage.
The judge calls this case "a matter of huge importance" for the people of his state and says he doesn't want anything to delay the trial.