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Jun 13 2011

Prop 8 Trial Today: Is Walker Too Gay to Judge?

This will be brief because I’m on my lunch break, but today in California they are deciding whether Judge Walker’s decision on Prop 8 should be thrown out because he’s gay and therefore can’t be a judge on gay rights as well as determining whether the tapes of the trial should be locked up from …

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Mar 29 2011

In LGBT News

I'm so late on all of this, but I'm going to talk about it anyway. 1. The stay will not be lifted on performing gay marriages in California.  It's been so long since the argument before the ninth, that one might easily have forgotten that we were a hairsbreadth away from allowing gay marriages in …

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Dec 07 2010

The Long Road to a Final Opinion on Prop 8

Yesterday was the presentation of the case to the 9th circuit.  Now, it’s not the full 9th circuit, which means that whatever these three judges decide, they may well have to reconvene with the rest of the 9th circuit if whoever loses this round decides to appeal.  It’s sort of a weird situation but it …

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Dec 06 2010

Prop 8 FlowChart

I think this is accurate, it’s all a bit complicated and weird.

Dec 06 2010

9th Court of Appeals: Prop 8

Oral arguments in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, aka the Prop 8 trial, will be held before the 9th Circuit Court of Appeals today at 1 pm EST, 10 am, PST. Set C-SPAN to stun and get ready for an all out brawl, 9th court style. http://www.afer.org/follow-the-case/ “Towleroad hosts a live chat and special coverage during and …

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Aug 23 2010

50 Book Challenge: 36-40

Welcome to Week 34, I’m through 40 books, so doing well.  Just 10 left to meet my goal. 36. Searching for Dragons – Patricia C. Wrede This is the second novel in the Enchanted Forest Chronicles, and I enjoyed it quite a bit.  I find it interesting that the books are all written from a …

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Aug 04 2010

I was right

I am a GENIE-OUS! But if Walker reverses the stay and lets the gays marry, I’ll be the happiest person to be wrong ever.

Aug 04 2010

YES!!!!!!!!

FF_&_CL_FINAL

Aug 04 2010

NY Mag says we won

No second source confirming yet: According to a source who has seen the 136-page decision, U.S. District Court Judge Walker has ruled Proposition 8, the California voter-approved ban on gay marriage, unconstitutional under both the due-process and equal-protection clauses.

Jun 17 2010

Prop 8 Closing Arguments

Should you wish to read the entire thing, it is available here. From what I can tell, there’s only one argument that Prop 8 Proponents have, which is that only heterosexuals can get accidentally pregnant, so marriage is necessary only for them.  It’s a strange argument, no doubt, but it is essentially the only quantitative difference between …

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