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Temporary block on broadcasting Prop 8 trial

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  1. Mihangel apYrs 11 Jan 2010, 6:12pm

    the bigots are scared of being identified and thus given flac. I would want to know if the person I’m paying for anything actually hates me

  2. Bishop Ioan 11 Jan 2010, 7:00pm

    The pro-Prop H8 crowd was SO “brave” when they ran a campaign of lies and slander to rescind marriage equality. Now they’re showing themselves to be nothing more than rank cowards.

    I, too, would like to know if someone I am paying for goods or services hates me. Why should I be giving my hard-earned money to someone who thinks I shouldn’t have the same rights as anyone else? The arrogance never stops with the homohaters.

  3. Let us see it 11 Jan 2010, 8:07pm

    I hope they do allow it to be broadcast – this is of national interest in the USA and international interest everywhere else.

    It would be good to see a real airing of the issues, the evidence for both sides, within the formal setting of a court room.

    I believe the real reason the anti-gay side don’t want it broadcast is because their bigotry is likely to be exposed for what it is, and their beliefs about gays, plainly ridiculous. The guy who has asked to be withdrawn from the case was causing difficulties over disclosing documents that the other side where requesting in which he said:

    ““One by one, other states would fall into Satan’s hands,” he wrote. “Every child, when growing up, would fantasize marrying someone of the same sex. More children would become homosexuals.”

    There’s an article about this here:

    An interesting thing is that virtually everyone in the main trial, from the Judge to the counsel seems to be Republican, or Republican appointed.

  4. Robert, ex pat Brit 11 Jan 2010, 8:51pm

    Even if its broadcast days later on Youtube, it will still be seen by a vast chunk of the populace. Blacking out their faces is another attempt to avoid confrontation with the very people they’re voting against. Its beyond cowardice. What the court has done has sanctioned and protected their bigotry. They can’t even stand up and be counted let alone face the wrath of the gay voting block. Even in that they lie. I just hope the verdict is favorable in overturning the ban. That will shut the haters up for a while.

  5. PinkNews has it wrong. The Supreme Court only stayed streaming and broadcast of the trial. It did NOT prohibit “recording”. Nothing in the Supreme Court order prohibits the District Court from recording the trial.

  6. Robert, the Court has not actually done anything so far. All they’ve done is stall the broadcasting under the can make an actual decision on Wednesday. No big deal, it’s just formal procedure.

  7. There’s a continual update of what’s being said in court at trial tracker (see below). Yesterday they had the gay plaintiffs on the stand, and the first part of a an expert witness on the history of marriage. It’s a shame it’s not broadcast, as it would help opponents generally to see gay people as human, and the damaging effect of all the discrimination and the appalling pro prop 8 ads they put out.

    See here:


  8. Shame on the RC Church and the Mormons for funding this hate legislation! On one side you have a so called celebate clergy (who seem to have a fancy for kids!) and on the other a wiered sect who think you can have lots of wives because someone buried a gold plate in the desert(?!) Shame on both of them!!

  9. Good luck. There are people rooting for you all round the world.

  10. David in Indy 13 Jan 2010, 8:25am

    What a bunch of chickens! They feel proud enough to hate, just as long as nobody knows who they are. Well, alrighty then!

    I am nervous though. We are doomed if this thing ever reaches the US Supreme Court. The court is slanted in favor of the conservatives. I wish President Obama would say something about this. “Hurry up and wait” as my mom used to say. Oh well…

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