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Sep 20 2011

The truth will out (no pun intended)

Remember those video recordings of the lawsuit against gay marriage, the recordings that anti-gay activists didn’t want anyone to see? They’re coming out.

Video recordings of the trial over California’s gay marriage ban should be unsealed, a federal judge ruled on Monday.

District Judge James Ware in San Francisco said in a court order that there was “no compelling” reason to keep the digital files under seal.

This is a serious setback for those who believe in the right to harass and oppress others from the safety and privacy of court-protected anonymity. In this case, however, I think the interests of society as a whole outweigh the privileges of the oppressors.

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  1. 1
    F

    Oops. Darn straight there’s no reason to keep them sealed.

  2. 2
    Mara

    Oh goody! I hope somebody will excerpt some of the best bits for those of us who are a) lazy and b) strapped for time. I’d really like to see the anti-gay folks making fools of themselves, as they apparently did from the bits of transcript I read.

  3. 3
    jufulu

    I have been following this on “The Prop 8 Trial Tracker website. I knew that a decision was forthcoming, but didn’t know that it would be today. Excellent decision, if you are going to testify about a class of people in court then they deserve to see your testimony.

  4. 4
    ursamajor

    The real reason for keeping the tapes sealed was so the perpetrators would not be recognized when they hang out at gay bars.

  5. 5
    jamessweet

    Eh, except it’s been appealed of course and the Bad Guys might actually win this appeal. Or they might not. In any case, don’t hold your breath yet.

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