Are you ready to get this Prop 8 thing taken care of once and for all? SO ARE WE. We recap today’s closing arguments on the Prop 8 trial on gay marriage in California, with characteristic Autostraddle style and class.
It’s the very last day! And Blackenhorn continues to dig his own grave; defending polygamy and generally being a petulant h8er: “I feel like there must be some secret clause in legal proceedings that when someone says something this f*cking stupid, they automatically forfeit the case for their team. Like losing the Snitch. The polygamous Snitch.”
Blankenhorn is the other side’s Big Hope. He claims to be a liberal democrat but opposes same-sex marriage. Unfortunately, it seems the only peers who’ve ever reviewed him are the Americans For Truth About Homosexuality. NO BUT SERIOUSLY it’s really fascinating. Today’s recap = fascinating.
Autostraddle’s Legal Eagle is back to explain gender discrimination under the Equal Protection Clause, fundamental rights under the Due Process Clause, and HOW WE WIN THIS, Y’ALL. Is helping you understand the Prop 8 trial one of the best things we’ve done since the “Hot Girls in Menswear” gallery? YES.
“Maybe this man is not really a witness at all, but just here to annoy us. ” Because he sure ain’t doing much for the other team…
They should replace that show “Are You Smarter Than A Fifth Grader” with “Are You Smarter Than A Proposition 8 Attorney, Yes You Are.”
I DO NOT THINK THIS COULD GET ANY CRAZIER. Seriously, I thought I knew how crazy the other side was, BUT I DID NOT KNOW HOW CRAZY THE OTHER SIDE WAS.
Another day, another round of depressing but also inspiring testimony. We discuss: the Catholic church’s stance on gays, how conversion therapy doesn’t really work, how gays have almost no political representation, and the Mormons! Get ready!
The Mayor stands up for the gays (and his daughter Lisa!), and Lee Badgett testified on how much better the world and our pocketbooks would be with marriage. With jokes! You guys it’s gonna be their turn soon then we might just die. Welcome to our recap.
Our lesbian lawyer Jessica is back to explain the issue of equal protection in the Prop 8 trial happening this week. She’ll tell you what the lawyers are trying to prove, what a suspect class is, and why anyone cares about the economic impact of gay marriage in California.
If you’ve been following the Prop 8 trial this week, you might have a lot of questions about the law and stuff, or perhaps like us you only KINDA understand what’s going on. Our resident legal expert Jessica is here to help! Here’s part one of two of Jessica the Legal Eagle Lawyer Explains It All– if you’ve got questions, she’s got answers.
A day of many feelings. We laughed, we cried, we asked “is this really happening?” incredulously, and the world spun madly on. Welcome to Day Five of the Prop 8 Same-Sex Marriage Trial Recap: Judgment DAZE.
Day Four of the Prop 8 Trial and the other side is getting really desperate. But we’ve got our game faces on for testimony on the effects of prejudice & social stigma on gays and of gay marriage on the economy. But funnier!
Day Three of the Prop 8 Trial recap, in which the other side wants to talk about how gay men sleep around, schools teach children how to be gay, and that because we have Will & Grace, we don’t need equal rights. What they don’t know is that Will & Grace has been off the air for a few years. The plot thickens…
Prop 8 Trial: The Recap. In Day Two, we analyze the history of marriage and the history of anti-gay propaganda, and we fantasize about a West Wing Prop 8 Trial Musical Revue, with lots of graphics!
We’ll be recapping the Prop 8 Trial for you every day, and sorry for being a little late today! We’ve got all your Day One info, testimony, links, videos and analysis for our kickoff Judgement Daze.