An Open Letter to Prop 8 Supporters

Dear Prop 8 supporters, I remember this feeling you may be feeling today, now that Prop 8 appeals have been exhausted and same-sex marriages are about to resume in California. I remember this feeling that your vote doesn’t count. The feeling that all the time, money, effort, hard work and dedication you shared didn’t matter. […]

Happy Birthday, Mormons for Marriage

Four years ago, as hundreds of thousands marched in San Francisco’s Pride Parade, hundreds of LDS bishops stood at pulpits asking Mormons to do all they could to support Proposition 8. Four years later, hundreds of Mormons across the country (and around the world) are stepping out in pride parades in support of and in […]

Prop 8 Trial Play Online

Sheri pointed out on another thread that the dramatization of the Prop 8 trial is now available to view on YouTube. This is the play created using transcripts of the original trial where Justice Vaughn Walker declared Prop 8 unconstitutional. A 3-judge panel affirmed that decision 2-1 and there is currently a request to the […]

Prop 8 Unconstitutional (again)

A 3-judge panel from the 9th District Court of Appeals released a 2-1 opinion today confirming that stripping the rights of same-sex Californians to marry was unconstitutional.

The Beginning of the End

This afternoon marked the final hearings in the flurry of appeals related to the Perry v. Schwarzenegger case. A decision on the constitutionality of California’s one man-one woman marriage definition could be issued at any time, whenever the three-judge appellate panel is ready to sign off on the decision. Court watchers are hoping for an […]

Standing on the corner, outside the fire

The 9th Circuit Court of Appeals folks have been busy today.  Let’s examine what they’ve done:

Appealing Appeal

Well, that was interesting.  Let the analysis and commentary and discussion begin.  If you haven’t had a chance to view or listen to or read about what went on in San Francisco today, check the links out first. It will probably take some time for the rulings.  Even though they heard both arguments today, they […]

Prop 8 Overturned

Here’s the judgment Prop 8 Ruling FINAL

8:The Mormon Proposition – Good and Bad

While there are certainly some significant flaws, there is much to appreciate

Making a Federal Case Out of It

So, there’s this little trial going on in San Francisco’s Federal Court house this week. Justice Vaughn Walker is hearing arguments as to whether one of the latest provisions in California’s constitution – the one enacted by Proposition 8 – infringes upon the federal rights of gays and lesbians who wish to marry. Hearings began […]