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What are the Proposition 8 proponents trying to hide?

Monday, August 29, 2011

Just what are the Prop 8 proponents trying to hide, and why are they afraid to let the public see their witnesses being cross-examined? We may find out after a hearing on Monday.

Also, John Boehner’s defense of DOMA is found to be full of junk science, a semi-reprieve for LGBTs fearing deportation, and there’s lots of work still to do in Maine. This week’s Marriage News Watch is here:

Transcript and links for this episode are here.

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7 more reader comments:

  1. I’m sure the Mormons are hard at work behind the scenes continuing to try and deprive gay people of thier basic rights.

    Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 12:10am
  2. people are the worst-yet I <3 the human race

    Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 12:24am
  3. Mmmm i dont get it, who has something to hide?

    Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 12:26am
  4. If they are in this country illegally, they should be deported!!

    Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 12:34am
  5. Thomas Alex, this is concerning people who would normally be able to get a green pass by marrying their partner. The cases that we make a big deal over are the ones where a couple is monogomous or married, but their marriaqge is not recognized federally because of DOMA. Some come from countries where it is illegal or dangerous to be openly gay. This is one of the vital reasons it needs to be repealed.

    Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 3:50am
  6. Thomas Alex, why do you want to err on the side of violent bigotry?

    Bigotry is not a value anyone should aspire to, why are you proud to be a Bigot?

    This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Administer true justice; show mercy and compassion to one another. Do not oppress the widow or the fatherless, the alien or the poor. In your hearts do not think evil of each other.
    Zechariah 7:9-10
    http://bible.cc/zechariah/7.htm

    Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy.
    Ezekiel 16:49
    http://bible.cc/ezekiel/16-49.htm

    The entire law is summed up in a single command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”
    Galatians 5:14
    http://bible.cc/galatians/5-14.htm

    Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called sons of God.
    Matthew 5:9
    http://bible.cc/matthew/5-9.htm

    We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/United_States_Declaration_of_Independence

    “In these days of difficulty, we Americans everywhere must and shall choose a path of social justice… The path of faith, the path of hope, and the path of love toward our fellow man.”
    Franklin Delano Roosevelt
    http://www.wheelmeon.org/roosevelt.html

    “Give me your tired, your poor,
    Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free,
    The wretched refuse of your teeming shore.
    Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me,
    I lift my lamp beside the golden door!”

    A poem by Emma Lazarus is graven on a tablet
    within the pedestal on which the statue stands.
    Statue of Liberty National Monument

    http://www.libertystatepark.com/emma.htm

    “I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” –Jesus
    Matthew 25:40
    http://bible.cc/matthew/25-40.htm

    Posted on Monday, August 29, 2011 at 2:10pm
  7. You can read transcripts by live bloggers, here:
    http://www.prop8trialtracker.com/category/prop-8-trial/liveblogging/

    So, what the proponents are trying to hide is their inept arguments, their OWN expert admitting that gay marriage is beneficial to the general population– not to mention GLBT folk themselves– live on film.

    Those films will appear on youtube in record time, and DOM will look like the laughingstocks they are.

    That’s what they want to hide.

    Posted on Tuesday, August 30, 2011 at 1:42pm