Showing posts with label prop 8 trial. Show all posts
Showing posts with label prop 8 trial. Show all posts


Prop 8 testimony wraps UP proponents of gay marriage ecstatic "WE DEMOLISHED THEIR CASE"

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The opponents of prop 8 said they were satisfied that the testimony of both sides validated their argument that gay marriage was not a threat to the present day traditional institution of heterosexual marriage.

The opponents of prop 8 said that the testimony of both sides established their contention that children of same sex couples suffer from not being allowed the security of being raised by married parents.

The testimony of the proponents of prop 8 established they did not do analytical research to validate their contention that same sex marriage would threaten "traditional" heterosexual marriage and their their own testimony established that prop 8 was conceived, organized and funded mainly by religions that have homophobic histories dating back thousands of years.

My opinion: I beleive the only tradition being threatened is the institutionalized right of religion to hold people of it's choice to positions of vulnerability and subservience.

The opponents of prop 8 appeared to be satisfied that their case for overturning prop 8 was won on all counts by testimony from both sides.

Source San Francisco Chronicle 01-27) 17:51 PST SAN FRANCISCO -- "Testimony in the federal court trial over California's Proposition 8 ended Wednesday in San Francisco with an advocate of male-female marriage maintaining that the rights of gays and lesbians must give way to society's interest in promoting traditional families.

Sponsors of the 2008 constitutional amendment called David Blankenhorn, founder of the Institute for American Values, to make the case that allowing gay and lesbian weddings would weaken marriage - a potentially decisive issue in the clash over the ballot measure's constitutionality.

In two days of testimony, Blankenhorn predicted fewer heterosexual marriages and more divorces and one-parent households if marital rights are extended to homosexuals.

But a lawyer for gay and lesbian couples challenging Prop. 8 confronted Blankenhorn with his declaration in a 2007 book, "The Future of Marriage," that "we would be more American" if same-sex marriage were legalized. Blankenhorn sought to reconcile his statements Wednesday, saying gay and lesbian couples and their children would benefit but marriage as a whole would suffer.

Although same-sex partners deserve "equal dignity," Blankenhorn said, their interests conflict with every child's right to have a mother and father.

As he wrote in his book, he said, "the rights of gays and lesbians should take second place to the needs of an existing social institution," traditional marriage."


Ted Olson and four Prop 8 Plaintiffs to appear on Today Show

Ted Olson and the 4 plaintiffs (Kris Perry & Sandy Stier and Paul Katami and Jeff Zarrillo) will be on the TODAY Show tomorrow morning between 7:00 AM and 7:30 AM ET/PT.

Ted Olson 42nd United States Solicitor General, serving from June 2001 to July 2004 during the Bush administration and a conservitive icon is now the star of liberial progressives. Olson is garnering praise as he briliantly leads a team in a federal lawsuit Perry v. Schwarzenegger in an attempt to overturn Proposition 8, a California state constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
We will get a YouTube up as soon as it is available after the show and AFER is planning getting the video up on their website. It’s late notice, so help in spreading the word about their appearance would be great. The four plaintiffs were incredibly powerful today testifying and it’s important that as many people as possible get to watch them tomorrow.


Prop 8 trial fires far reaching battle for freedom of speech

San Fransico, CA. Proponents of same sex marriage equality who recently asked for and were denied a request to open public records to reveal who and what institutions contributed to the vote passing prop 8 have been denied a simular request by the Supreme Court, until at least Wednesday to allow television cameras into the courtroom.

Proponents of marriage equality contend that video graphing of the upcoming court battle would insure freedom of speech by allowing public disclosure of who and what organizations opposed equality during the trial.

Opponents of marriage equality have a diametrically opposite conception of what constitutes freedom of speech in a democratic society.

The opponents of marriage equality beleive people and organizations will only be allowed to operate without fear of retribution if they are not legaly responsible to disclose who and what organizations provide funding and manpower to achieve their goals.

The opponents of marriage equality are petitioning the court to disallow televising or video recording that would be available to public viewing on closed circuits or domains such as You Tube.

The Republic of Iran recently enforced it's ability to censure it's population by electronically shutting down it's border in a attempt to isolate and stifle the voice of freedom. That attempt at silencing it's population's voice resulted in the world's condemnation and unification of political forces previously divided along ideological lines.

The right to publicly confront oppressors in the United States is likely to be ruled on by the Supreme court before marriage equality is ultimately decided.

HT Murcury News Trial over Proposition 8 set to make history