It is time to bring the Prop 8 trial to light. A hearing today was to settle whether the video of the case could be released. The prop 8 people who lost in federal court and have appealed the case to the 9th Circuit only to have it kicked back to California courts to decide whether they have any standing in the case have been trying to keep the video of the original trial in Judge Walker’s courtroom from the public eye! They claim “witness intimidation” a nebulous term from those who continue to be in the pubic limelight with their heinous crusade against gay folks. What are they afraid of? They are afraid everyone will see that their own witnesses’ admitted under oath that marriages of gay men and lesbians actually DO NO HARM to heterosexuals who are married. The prop 8 people don’t want it seen and heard that their own witnesses agreed that gay people must be extended the same liberty as everyone else!
They don’t want everyone to be able to see finally through their lies about the lives of gay and lesbian people.
Let’s hope the court will see through their lies as well.
Thank you Judge Ware.
You stood by our man, Judge Vaughn Walker.
In your ruling yesterday you slapped down the hate-mongers who keep trying to overturn Judge Walker’s historic federal court decision that struck down Proposition 8 for what it was-a hateful, threat to justice and civil rights everywhere.
And now the Prop 8 supporters who brought this frivioulous lawsuit challenging Judge Walker’s impartiality and his integrity and the integrity of judges everywhere to rule with the law-now are saying that this wasn’t important. They were the ones who brought the challenge. If it wasn’t important why did they bring this case and waste everyone’s time, money and energy?
The truth is the proponents of Proposition 8 are using their theology to destroy lives and civil rights. That is what they did promoting Proposition 8 and why they are still battling now.
As the Los Angeles Times stated:
Proponents of Proposition 8 argued that Walker’s conflict was not his sexual orientation, but the fact that he was in a serious same-sex relationship that could conceivably lead to marriage.
Walker, a Republican appointee, has never said publicly whether he wished to marry his partner. But he told reporters that he never considered his sexual orientation grounds for declining to preside over the Proposition 8 challenge.
“It is not reasonable to presume that a judge is incapable of making an impartial decision about the constitutionality of a law, solely because, as a citizen, the judge could be affected by the proceedings,” Ware wrote in his ruling.
Thank you Judge Ware for your ruling.