Posts Tagged ‘Prop 8 Trial’

Dr J at the Rhode Island state legislature

January 21st, 2013 Comments off

Dr Morse debates LGBT lawyer on PBS’s

November 1st, 2012 Comments off

Above: Matt Stephens, an LGBT civil rights lawyer, and Jennifer Roback Morse, spokesperson for the National Organization for Marriage, discuss whether President Obama’s support for same-sex marriage will affect Prop 8.

Something to think about…….

September 18th, 2012 Comments off

More on the Conversation…

August 2nd, 2012 Comments off

We attended the Conversation at Skyline Church. Not a voice was raised in anger, judgment, animosity, bigotry or disrespect. It is the first event we have witnessed where 2 sides expressed their opinions without hate. 1000 people sat quietly & heard two distinctly different points of view. I found the pro-gay union argument specifically geared to sway people on a sentimental basis, without any information to support the impact on everyone else in society who will be affected by this redefinition: No data or research at all to support that this change is for the good of anyone except the 3% of the population who embrace a homosexual lifestyle. Everyone is entitled to a committed relationship with a consenting adult. But the CONSEQUENCES of Redefining ‘MARRIAGE”, and how YOUR LIFE will change are not even brought up.

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Prop 8 Proponents to Appeal Ninth Circuit Ruling Against Traditional Marriage

February 21st, 2012 Comments off

by on February 7th, 2012

Court is Deeply Divided in its Opinion

The following statement can be attributed to Andy Pugno, general counsel for the coalition, the official proponents of Proposition 8, in response to the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ decision to uphold the US District Court’s ruling that declared Prop 8 unconstitutional: Read more…

Why Prop 8 Decision Was No Surprise

February 7th, 2012 Comments off

THE JAMES R. BROWNING COURTHOUSE, SAN FRANCISCO, CA – “The decision of the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals to uphold Judge Walker’s radical decision overturning Prop 8 comes as no surprise,” said Catholics for the Common Good President William B. May. Read more…

Another Victory in the Prop 8 Case!

February 6th, 2012 Comments off

I’m happy to report that our Prop 8 Legal Defense Team has won yet another important legal victory for supporters of traditional marriage in California!

Today a three-judge panel of the U.S. Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals issued a 24-page opinion REVERSING the lower court’s earlier decision to illegally release courtroom trial recordings of the Proposition 8 trial for public broadcast. Read more…

Cooper goes on offense

December 8th, 2011 Comments off
5:00 PM PST  (court adjourned)

Cooper’s rebuttal:

If the judge has an interest in the outcome, he has an obligation to reveal it.

It was the plaintiffs who continually put forth evidence that 64% of gays in CA, in committed long-term relationships, would want to get married.  Hence, it is the fact that Walker was in a relationship, not the fact that he is gay, that merits disclosure at least, and possible recusal. Read more…

Therese Stewart and Thompson’s rebuttal

December 8th, 2011 Comments off
3:40 PM PST

Therese Stewart:

A seal order doesn’t preclude the parties from revisiting the question of whether the seal should be opened.  She seems to think that the Proponents shouldn’t have relied on this promise so seriously.

Rhinehart: the potential for broadcast has been eliminated.

Stewart seems to say that rule only pertains to media coverage immediately of the court proceedings, basing this only on the letter by Judge Kozinski. Read more…

Thompson’s arguments

December 8th, 2011 Comments off

3:05 PM, PST,

Judge Hawkins:

Were your clients under the impression that the tapes would be sealed forever?

David Thompson:

No, only for 10 years, at which time, an extension could be asked for, and possibly given.

Plaintiffs want to know, what are the harms?

DT says, four harms: Read more…