Oakland: Should a 96-Year-Old Proposition 8 Supporter Lose a Public Post?

Same-sex “marriage” case, Day 6: Civil unions

    The Bay Area, New York Times: “Brian Raum, the senior lawyer for the Alliance Defense Fund, handled the cross-examination for the defense. His questions explored whether it is possible to be against same-sex marriage and not be motivated by prejudice. Specifically, Mr. Raum asked questions about the mayor’s former support of civil unions. ‘You didn’t think that was a hostile position to the gay and lesbian community,’ Mr. Raum said. ‘You don’t believe that you communicated hatred to the gay and lesbian community, did you?’ ‘I feel like my thoughts were grounded in prejudice, but I don’t feel like I communicated hatred,’ Mr. Sanders said. Mr. Raum, in his questioning, pointed out that many California voters had cast ‘good-faith’ votes against Proposition 8, in the belief that civil unions were a proper alternative.”


  • Posted: 01/19/2010
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: bayarea.blogs.nytimes.com

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Judge Walker’s wild witchhunt—Part 2

Prop. 8 trial Day 6: Live coverage from the courtroom

Circus Trial Begins Over Proposition 8

Prop. 8 trial looks at personal, social changes

ADF update on Prop 8 trial: Behind the scenes

“Same-sex marriage judge dealt with other gay cases”

Prop. 8 trial Day 5: Live coverage from the courtroom

“Personal focus as same-sex-marriage trial opens in California”

NY Times: “Same-Sex Marriage Case, Day 5: Children”

Witness: “Gay marriage made her feel like family”

“Prop. 8 trial: Cambridge Professor says gays raise well-adjusted kids”

Will democracy prevail in Prop. 8 trial?

ADF update on Prop 8 trial: Day 5

“Tweeting the gay marriage trial, day 4″

7 Years to Fire 1 Bad Teacher

NY Times: Same-Sex Marriage Case, Day 5: Children

David French on efforts to air the Prop. 8 Trial on TV

David French: “The virus can’t be contained”

“Can gays raise kids right? U.S. marriage trial asks”

ADF update on Prop 8 trial: Day 4

Prop. 8 Ruling: High court’s broadcast ruling under microscope

ADF update on Prop 8 trial: Day 3

Columbia prof says Prop 8 adds to gay health woes

Church Which Helps Homeless Faces Eviction

FIRE files amicus brief in support of Jonathan Lopez

John C. Eastman: Prop 8 trial set up aids “gay marriage” side

Rush Limbaugh: “Five Years Later, Embryonic Stem Cells Have Failed to Cure Anything”

Hollingsworth v. Perry, Bush v. Gore, and Manipulating Procedural Rules in High-Profile Litigation Impacting the Political Process

Dale Carpenter on Cal. marriage trial: “All in all, it’s a bad start for the judicial challenge to Prop 8.”

Same-sex “marriage” foes accuse twitter of censorship

Andy Pugno on Prop. 8 Trial: A Successful Day Three

Children key in Prop 8 trial

San Francisco “gay marriage” court case could have national impact

Comparing Prop. 8 trial tweets

9th Circuit Upholds UC’s Rejection of Certain Christian School Courses

Prop. 8 backer questioned about child sex comment

Lawyers for Prop 8 Point to President Obama’s Opposition to Same-Sex “Marriage”

Archbishop Niederauer responds to Pelosi’s Newsweek interview: Free will does not justify evil

U.S. Supreme Court says no TV coverage of Prop. 8 Trial

California: No invocations for HUSD school board for now

    Hesperia Star: “The Hesperia Unified School District won’t be opening school board meetings with a prayer in the immediate future . . . In July, the conservative Christian non-profit Alliance Defend Fund sent the district a legal opinion on the legality of government agencies holding invocations and included their template for an invocation process that would pass legal muster . . . The ACLU warned the district would face ‘a strong likelihood of being sued’ if it went ahead with the ADF’s proposed invocation policy, with potential plaintiff’s attorney fees in the hundreds of thousands of dollars if the district lost. On Monday night, the HUSD school board was scheduled to vote on the invocation policy — and blinked.”


  • Posted: 01/13/2010
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.hesperiastar.com

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Do Three People Have a Right to Marry Each Other?

Jennifer Roback Morse: The Prop 8 trial and the new theory of politics

    Jennifer Roback Morse writing at the Ruth Institute Blog: “[T]he original (and real) Civil Rights movement succeeded because people were really persuaded that race is an irrelevant characteristic for full participation in the political, economic and civic life of the nation. By contrast, no one can seriously maintain that marriage is a necessary condition for participation in civic life, or that an unmarried person is a second class citizen in any meaningful sense. No one can believe that individuals with same sex attraction are unable to participate in the economic, political and civic life of this country, with or without the redefinition of marriage. The vast majority of Americans are persuaded that sex is in fact relevant to marriage and its purposes. They believe that marriage without gender or sex is an institution without purpose or meaning. This is why so many people are reluctant to strip sexual differentiation from the legal institution of marriage. The American public is persuaded that the demands of fairness and decency are satisfied by legal provisions that solve the practical problems same sex couple may face.”


  • Posted: 01/13/2010
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  • Category: Marriage & Family
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  • Source: www.ruthblog.org

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Expert Battle Comes Early in Proposition 8 Case

Marriage on trial

Dale Schowengerdt: ADF comments on first day of Federal Prop. 8 trial

Same-sex “marriage” case, day 2: History lessons

Andy Pugno Update on Prop. 8 Litigation: Second Day of Trial is Positive for Defense

Marriage Is Not the Same Around the Globe, Says Advocate for Same-Sex Couples

“Marriage isn’t just for procreation, expert testifies”

“Gay marriage on trial: The relevance of slavery”

“Children no requirement for marriage, trial told”

Video: key US trial on marriage starts

Jordan Lorence to provide daily Prop 8 update for Hugh Hewitt Show

“Impassioned pleas dominate opening of California’s same-sex marriage trial”

“Gay Marriage: The case from the left”

    Newsweek: “The defense argues that Prop 8 is plainly constitutional on majoritarian grounds. ‘In America, we respect the results of fair elections,’ read a press release by the conservative Alliance Defense Fund, which submitted a brief in support of the defense. ‘The will of the people expressed in Proposition 8, which restored the definition of marriage to the California Constitution, should be respected. The Constitution itself makes it clear that the people have this authority’ . . . Boies responds, ‘the very purpose of the Bill of Rights and the Constitution is to protect minority rights against majority voters. Every court decision that strikes down discriminatory legislation, including past Supreme Court decisions, affirming the fundamental rights to marry the person you love, overrules a majority decision.’”


  • Posted: 01/12/2010
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  • Category: ADF in the News
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  • Source: www.newsweek.com

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Tuesday: Federal marriage trial resumes in SF

Jennifer Roback Morse: The dangerous Olsen and Boies precedent

Constitutionality of California marriage amendment to be decided

“Day 1 of high profile marriage equality trial”

“Federal trial on same-sex marriage ban begins in California”

Televising of Prop. 8 trial paused

“California gay marriage ban goes on trial”

“Historic Prop 8 trial opens with emotional testimony from gay couples”

Prop. 8 trial begins today: “Roe v. Wade” of marriage battle

Prop. 8 trial Day 1: Live coverage from the courtroom

Prop 8: Trial starts that could be “gay marriage” Roe v. Wade