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California gay marriage trial will be on YouTube

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  1. Brian Burton 7 Jan 2010, 12:10pm

    Open Trial? Lets see all the dirty laundry!

  2. 7 Jan 2010, 1:22pm

    It says here: ” If the case is successful, it would reverse years of such legislation.” I can’t be sure, but I think the intended meaning is “If the case were to be successful in the Supreme Court” [which is unlikely for the reason given] “it would reverse years of such legislation”. Maybe so, but matters of public policy *should* be challenged in the courts – it’s one of a number of ways that social attitudes can be changed. Broadcasting the proceedings to the world is part of the process.

    Whether witnesses should enjoy anonymity is debatable. Maybe if they genuinely believe what they’re saying, they should be prepared to “bear witness” publicly, in the grand American tradition. The would only need protection if gay opponents were threateningly radicalised, and I don’t know enough about that to comment.

  3. Ward and George in Hawaii 7 Jan 2010, 6:41pm

    Our enemies, who would tamper with our lives and deprive us of the equality, must not be permitted to conceal their identities behind white robes and masks. The KKK is gone!

    Ward and George
    54 Years together
    And yet,
    Strangers before the law.

  4. Brian Burton 9 Jan 2010, 5:56pm

    Ward and George in Hawaii, All the luck in the world to you two.
    We are in UK and me and my Civil Partner has clocked-up 40 years.

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