A Preview of Thursday’s Prop 8 Trial Testimony

Helen Zia (photo: Yale AASA)
Helen Zia (photo: Yale AASA)

From the American Foundation for Equal Rights’ (plaintiffs) website, here is a preview of today’s planned expert witness testimony.

[Today] will continue with the testimony of, in no particular order: Dr. Edmund Egan, Chief Economist for the City and County of San Francisco, on the nature and magnitude of costs incurred by the City and County as a result of the denial of marriage to gays and lesbians; Dr. Ilan H. Meyer, Associate Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, who will testify about the stigma and prejudice gay and lesbians individuals face in society; and Helen Zia, a lesbian author who will testify about her sexual orientation, her experiences with discrimination, and the effects of being denied the right to marry her longtime partner.

Hope you will join us at The Seminal and Emptywheel for more liveblogging. Additionally, please see my post last night on the FDL front page for some ‘deep thoughts’ on the trial — random reflections thanks to my reliever, Marcy Wheeler, who allowed me to step back and think about what I’ve watched for three days.

Also! Check out the FDL Prop 8 hub for more about the trial, including video news clips, links to court documents, and live tweets from the courthouse all day from other attendees and observers.

Thank you for your continued generous support, without which this work would be impossible!

A Preview of Thursday’s Prop 8 Trial Testimony

From the American Foundation for Equal Rights’ (plaintiffs) website, here is a preview of today’s planned expert witness testimony.

[Today] will continue with the testimony of, in no particular order: Dr. Edmund Egan, Chief Economist for the City and County of San Francisco, on the nature and magnitude of costs incurred by the City and County as a result of the denial of marriage to gays and lesbians; Dr. Ilan H. Meyer, Associate Professor of Clinical Sociomedical Sciences at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health, who will testify about the stigma and prejudice gay and lesbians individuals face in society; and Helen Zia, a lesbian author who will testify about her sexual orientation, her experiences with discrimination, and the effects of being denied the right to marry her longtime partner.

Hope you will join us at The Seminal and Emptywheel for more liveblogging. Additionally, please see my post last night on the FDL front page for some ‘deep thoughts’ on the trial — random reflections thanks to my reliever, Marcy Wheeler, who allowed me to step back and think about what I’ve watched for three days.

Also! Check out the FDL Prop 8 hub for more about the trial, including video news clips, links to court documents, and live tweets from the courthouse all day from other attendees and observers.

Thank you for your continued generous support, without which this work would be impossible!