Tag Archives: Perry v Schwarzenengger

LIVE VIDEO: Prop 8 Appeal Hearing

There’s also a live stream from NOM further down today’s postings, which may prove entertaining if things go our way. If you have access to a television, C-SPAN will be covering it live and online too. Things are set to begin at 1pm EST. Watch live ABC’s live analysis here (they’ve apparently decided not to allow embedding of their live …

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LIVE VIDEO: Prop 8 Appeal Hearing

The Ninth Circuit Court will hear oral arguments in Perry Vs. Schwarzenegger beginning at 10am (California time.) NOM will be there with live video coverage and commentary. I’ll post another live streaming video source, but you might want to pull this one out and save it in case we lose one of the other signals. ABC’s non-embeddable video stream is …

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VICTORY: Proposition 8 OVERTURNED!!!

Moments ago California’s Proposition 8 banning same-sex marriage was OVERTURNED by Judge Vaughn Walker! This is just the beginning of a very long court battle, but for today, let’s CELEBRATE! I’ll update this post shortly with the details of Walker’s ruling. UPDATE: Here is the complete ruling. Feel free to grab my embed for your own sites!Prop 8 Ruling (BIG …

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TODAY: Proposition 8 Day Of Decision Rallies Planned Nationwide

UPDATE: I’m moving this post back to the top of the blog because Rex’s list of planned rallies is now at 45 cities and growing. Veteran reporter Rex Wockner has compiled a growing list of rallies (and hopefully, celebrations) to take place around the nation today shortly after the release of the Prop 8 decision. A sampling: LOS ANGELES: 6 …

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Prop 8 Decision Due Tomorrow

This is it. The decision on Perry Vs. Schwarzenegger will be issued by Judge Vaughn Walker tomorrow (Wednesday). The federal court announced today that it will release its decision in the American Foundation for Equal Right’s landmark case, Perry v. Schwarzenegger, on Wednesday. Text “EQUAL” to 69866 to get a text message with the official decision on your mobile phone …

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Set Your Phones For Prop 8 Decision Alert

The American Foundation for Equal Rights will text you the moment Judge Vaughn Walker issues his decision on Perry Vs. Schwarzenegger. Just text the word “Equal” to 69866. You can also get an email alert by “liking” their Facebook page. And you can follow them on Twitter. Judge Walker’s online calendar is completely blank for the month of July, perhaps …

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Slaggie Gilamonster Concedes Prop 8

“Chuck Cooper is a heckuva lawyer. At stake in this case is the future of marriage in all 50 states, and he’s right that this attempt to shut down the debate by constitutionalizing gay marriage will backfire. Americans have a right to vote for marriage. Ted Olson doesn’t seem to understand the argument, and judging from today’s exchanges neither does …

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Happy Faces At Prop 8 Closing

Karen Obamb provides this photo of attorney David Boies and Prop 8 plaintiffs Jeff Zarrillo and Paul Katami during a break in today’s closing arguments. Things are apparently going very well. Ocamb notes: “Prop 8 proponent attorney Charles Cooper is up now and there’s considerable laughter in the ceremonial overflow room at some of his arguments.” Follow on Twitter here.

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Prop 8 Closing Argument Coverage

Closing arguments in Perry vs. Schwarzenegger get underway at 10am, California time. Follow along at these links: Firedoglake live blogProp 8 Trial TrackerTwitter hashtag #Prop8 Today’s schedule: 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM: Plaintiffs (argued by Ted Olson and David Boies) 11:30 AM – 11:45 AM: City and County of San Francisco 11:45 AM – 12:00 PM: Governor, Attorney General and …

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TOMORROW: Prop 8 Closing Arguments

Tomorrow morning District Court Judge Vaughn Walker hears final arguments in Perry Vs. Schwarzenegger, the long-running trial to overturn Proposition 8. Last week Walker may have tipped his hand when he issued a list of 39 questions he wanted answered by both sides. “If the questions are any indication, the Walker opinion will be a blockbuster, at least in terms …

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Will Rekers Scandal Affect Prop 8?

Following up on the New York Times story about the legal implications of the Dr. George Rekers scandal, Amanda Terkel at Think Progress has found four instances of Rekers’ ties to the Perry Vs. Schwarzenegger trial to overturn Proposition 8. I don’t usually excerpt another blogger’s work so extensively, but this is a must-read. 1. Blankenhorn was the defendants’ star …

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Stars Reenact Prop 8 Trial Testimony

The Courage Campaign has launched Equality On Trial, in which stars reenact the testimony given by the plaintiffs in California’s Prop 8 trial. Below are reenactments from Marisa Tomei, Cheyenne Jackson, Michael Urie, Patricia Clarkson, Alan Cumming, and Ellen Greene. The Courage Campaign invites you to download trial scripts and upload your own reenactments to the Equality On Trial site.

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Prop 8 Trial Conclusion May Be Delayed By Evidence Ruling

A California magistrate has ruled that the good guys in Perry vs. Schwarzenegger must submit all of their internal documents, the same condition imposed on Protect Marriage at the start of the trial. (Protect Marriage sent out a triumphant press release about this on Monday.) But the ACLU and others don’t want to comply and this may delay a decision …

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Prop 8 Attorneys Ted Olson & David Boies Speak At The New York Times

Last night Perry Vs. Schwarzenegger lead attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies spoke before about 150 journalists at the New York Times headquarters in Manhattan in an event called “Unlikely Allies.” In attendance among the print journalists were uber-blogger Andy Towle, activists Corey Johnson and Brendan Fay, former Clinton advisor David Mixner, and former GLAAD director Neil Giuliano. Olson and …

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No Cameras For Prop 8 Trial Finish

Despite what was speculated in Thursday’s SF Chronicle, Karen Ocamb at LGBT POV reports that there were not be a broadcast of the closing arguments at Perry vs. Schwarzenegger. From a press release from the Court: 1. On January 15, 2010, Chief Judge Walker withdrew his previous request to include Perry et. al. v. Schwarzenegger et. al . in the …

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Prop 8 Trial Closing Arguments May Be Televised After All

The closing arguments in Perry vs. Schwarzenegger might just be televised after all. Despite a rebuff from the U.S. Supreme Court, the Bay Area’s federal judges are again proposing to allow cameras in their courtrooms, a plan that could lead to telecasting of closing arguments in a suit challenging California’s ban on same-sex marriage. The U.S. District Court in San …

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BREAKING: Prop 8 Judge Outed

Today the San Francisco Chronicle outed Perry vs Schwarzenegger Judge Vaughn Walker. While Walker’s gayness has long been known by insiders, this is the first acknowledgment by the press. The biggest open secret in the landmark trial over same-sex marriage being heard in San Francisco is that the federal judge who will decide the case, Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn …

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