Last night in West Hollywood, close to a thousand supporters of marriage equality, including many of the 18,000 same-sex couples legally married in California and other same-sex families who have been denied that right, laughed, hugged and celebrated Judge Vaughn Walker’s ruling in the Prop 8 trial, which invalidated the gay marriage ban in California. For many Americans the ruling signifies hope for a better day across the rest of the country.
|By: David Dayen Thursday August 5, 2010 7:00 am|
|By: bmaz Wednesday August 4, 2010 3:10 pm|
The decision from Judge Vaughn Walker is in and the hatred and discrimination of California’s Proposition 8 has been overturned and declared unconstitutional.
|By: Teddy Partridge Sunday July 11, 2010 8:01 pm|
Since graduating from college, Andy Pugno has worked on one issue and one issue only: denying gay and lesbian Californians their civil rights. He’s a dangerous man, and it’s great to see some sunshine on his tawdry career.
|By: bmaz Thursday June 17, 2010 6:00 am|
Greetings from the United States Federal Courthouse for the Northern District of California where Marcy Wheeler, Teddy Partridge and I have spent Wednesday covering closing arguments in Perry et al. v. Schwarzenegger et al. It was quite a day and, despite the solemn nature of court proceedings, a monumental and electric day. To be honest, the electricity is far more in the people, whether the plaintiffs, defendants, or the myriad of people here to witness the proceedings on what is without any question a unique and groundbreaking case.
|By: emptywheel Wednesday June 16, 2010 12:15 pm|
|By: emptywheel Friday June 11, 2010 6:00 am|
The lawyers for the plaintiffs in Perry v. Schwarzenegger trial had a conference call to preview what they will say in next weeks closing arguments (which Teddy, bmaz, and I will cover from the courthouse).
The most interesting response from the legal team came in response to questions about the defendants’ complaints about having a trial and their efforts to withdraw almost all of their “expert” witness testimony.
|By: Jane Hamsher Friday January 8, 2010 11:32 am|
On Monday, January 11. Bush/Gore 2000 adversaries David Boies and Ted Olson will team up for what is sure to be both a dramatic and historic challenge to California’s Prop 8 ban on same-sex marriage, Perry v. Schwarzenegger. But it won’t be televised live. So just as we were with the Scooter Libby trial, FDL will be there.
We’re going to be sending Marcy Wheeler and David Dayen to San Francisco to cover the trial along with Teddy “San Fran” Partridge (and perhaps a few surprise guests).
|By: Teddy Partridge Tuesday January 5, 2010 12:44 pm|
Judge Vaughn Walker set a very short comment period for the public to weigh in on whether cameras should be permitted in his federal courtroom for the Boies/Olson challenge to Proposition 8 here in San Francisco. Letters are due by FRIDAY JANUARY 8th and must be delivered in hardcopy.