Monday, January 11, 2010

ONE WONDERS WHY THOSE WHO ARE IN FAVOR OF PROP. 8 DON'T WANT THE COURT PROCEEDINGS BROADCASTED

Televising the Prop. 8 case on Youtube held in abeyance until Wednesday:

The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday temporarily blocked a federal judge's plan to broadcast the trial over California's ban on gay marriage by posting video on YouTube.

Lawyers defending the ban filed an emergency request with the Supreme Court arguing that broadcasting the trial would turn the case into a "media circus" and that witnesses would be intimidated.


If the truth were known, the irrational and hateful justifications presented by those who seek to deny same-sex marriage rights to Gay people would show the public the bankruptcy of their arguments, and win over a lot of potential Straight allies, if the court proceedings were broadcast and presented on YouTube.

The homophobes undoubtedly know and are afraid of this fact, and are therefore loathe to have the spotlight shine on their irrational rhetoric and on their discriminatory animus directed at our fellow Gay citizens who deserve all of the Constitutional rights that heterosexuals enjoy.

By seeking to prevent the broadcast of this trial, they are showing that they are afraid of having their bankrupt arguments come to light; by those who seek to overturn Prop. 8 desiring that the proceedings be broadcast show that rationality and constitutional mandates for equality are on their side and that they have nothing to fear.
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2 comments:

DON CHARLES aka "STUFFED ANIMAL" said...

I'm afraid Justice Kennedy agreeing to ban telecast of the trial proceedings is an ominous sign of how the Supreme Court would rule on Prop 8-style amendments. However, I am still strongly in favor of the Olson/Boies challenge. Good or bad, a precedent must be set so that the equality movement can advance. It will not advance further on a state-by-state legal strategy.

Jerry Maneker said...

I agree with you, Don Charles. If SCOTUS rules against us, it will be akin to Plessy v Ferguson which said that "separate is equal." The Court would similarly go down in history as being shameful should it rule in favor of Prop. 8 where constitutional rights can be interpreted and adjudicated by the populace. And a populace given a virtual mob mentality by all too many clergy who fool all too many people into believing that being Gay is a sin; same-sex marriage somehow hurts the institution of marriage; the Bible condemns same-sex love. Best wishes, Jerry.