Skip to main content

All you want to know about the Prop 8 Trial (But were afraid to demand)

Today is the day that Perry V Shwarzenegger begins. AKA the Federal Prop 8 Trial.

The trial is not being broadcast on live TV. Instead, it will be uploaded to Youtube in bits and pieces after a delay. Here is the Youtube account--you really ought to subscribe: http://www.youtube.com/usdccand.

The schedule for the day is available at http://bit.ly/7nlxw1

Conservatives are already claiming the trial is unfair. Obviously they're already expecting to lose. Find out more at http://bit.ly/4wAKVC

Check out the New York Times piece at http://bit.ly/7V7MFy and the New Yorker piece at http://bit.ly/7xOnrl

Too soon to petition the Supreme Court? http://bit.ly/6gJVAi

Ted Olson in Newsweek: The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage. http://tinyurl.com/yktbvtd

What's this trial about? http://ow.ly/V164

LawDork coverage: http://lawdork.net/tag/perry

Julian Bond and Dan Choi named to the advisory board of the organization bringing the trial: http://bit.ly/6hTGe8 AFER's webpagae is: http://www.equalrightsfoundation.org/ They're covering their trial, too!

Live Coverage (text) http://tinyurl.com/ydrb35a

Remote Viewing locations: http://bit.ly/7nlxw1

A fantastic 101: http://tinyurl.com/y9bbwu8

Not on Twitter yet? Today would be a great day to start. You don't even have to sign up to see someone's feed, however. All you have to do is put their Twitter username after http://twitter.com/. Of course, you should drop the "@" too. For those of you with Twitter (or those of you just going to go to Twitter pages today) these people will be providing live coverage/reaction to the Trial starting at 8:30 PT / 10:30 CT:

@nobackseats
@Fedcourtjunkie
@stuartgaffney
@TheAdvocateMag
@kerryeleveld
@chrisgeidner

Its time to DEMAND your RIGHTS!

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

Chris Geidner: In Iowa, judges are ousted.

Via Chris Geidner's Poliglot blog at Metro Weekly:

"

In Iowa, which declared Iowa's marriage ban unconstitutional under the state's constitution in 2009, the National Organization for Marriage got one of its first electoral victories this year. The judicial retention elections appear to have resulted in the replacement of all three justices up for a vote this year.

Here, as of 3:35 a.m. and with 1767 out of 1774 precincts reporting, are the Iowa Secretary of State's election results:

Supreme Court Justice David L. Baker
Yes 443437 45.75%
No 525865 54.25%

Supreme Court Justice Michael J. Streit
Yes 442459 45.6%
No 527921 54.4%

Supreme Court Chief Justice Marsha Ternus
Yes 437118 44.99%
No 534486 55.01%

The court was unanimous in its 2009 ruling that Iowa's constitution required marriage equality."

HEY #p2!--CALLING ALL PROGRESSIVE ALLIES!

-HEY #p2! (Progressives).

We can't do this alone.

Lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Americans have been fighting for over half a Century to have basic Civil Rights. We have so much to do, and we are such a small group. Without an army of Progressive allies, we can't win. Our rights as American citizens are constantly being compromised, despite life-time service to our nation as good, contributing citizens. We can't wait any longer. We need our Progressive allies to step up and go to bat for us TODAY.

We must demand Progressives have got to make LGBT rights a top priority in 2010, or we will keep being put on the back-burner.

There will ALWAYS be something more important than LGBT equality affecting America--issues like Health Care Reform and the Economy effect LGBT people too! However, when we are discriminated against under the law every single day, we can't give our all to fixing these problems. We are long overdue to be counted as equal citizens. That&#…

WHAT. THE. HELL? NEW HAMPSHIRE??? (and a prop 8 update)

Okay, first let me just say CALIFORNIA can breathe easy for a few more days as San Francisco mayor Gavin Newsome convinced the Supreme Court to hold of on releasing their decision on Prop 8 a few more days until the 30th anniversary of the White Night Riots is passed.  We're probably going to see it Tuesday, the following Thursday or THAT following Monday.  
NOW:  WHAT THE HELL, NEW HAMPSHIRE HOUSE?!?!?!?!???!?!?!?!????!
The NEW HAMPSHIRE House, which on May 6 APPROVED Marriage Equality by a vote of 178-167, has now stalled the REWRITTEN BY GOVERNOR JOHN LYNCH bill 188-186--That's right, folks, two votes.  25 members did not vote at all, and opponents of the bill failed to kill it in a 173-202 vote, but this STILL means we're waiting on NEW HAMPSHIRE to GET ITS SHIT TOGETHER!  The House passed a resolution to continue negotiating with the Senate by a vote of 207-168.  If that same number votes for the 're-re-renegotiated' bill in the next two weeks it will pass, but …