I got the text message about this yesterday afternoon and forgot to throw something up, so in case you haven’t heard:

A federal appeals court has set Dec. 6 as the day it will hear arguments to determine the constitutionality of California’s gay marriage ban.

The 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals made the announcement today. The San Francisco-based court will reveal the identity of the three-judge panel assigned to the case the week before arguments.

Gay marriage foes are appealing U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker’s striking down of California’s Proposition 8, which limited marriage in the state to opposite sex couples. Walker ruled the voter-approved ban violated the civil rights of gay couples wishing to wed.