In its January 13, 2010 ruling
, the U.S. Supreme Court blocked the public broadcast of Perry v. Schwarzenegger
, a U.S. District Court case challenging the constitutional validity of California's Proposition 8, despite the ruling of Judge Vaughn Walker
. Working directly from court transcripts and first-hand accounts from bloggers who have been present at the trial, marriagetrial.com
is re-enacting the trial, to provide a "non-biased, objective presentation" of the case for public benefit.
"My answer is, I don't know. I don't know."
US District Court Judge Vaughn Walker
asked Prop 8 supporters to define the nature and extent of damage done by same-sex couples to the institution of marriage, and being unable to get any definitive answer
, denied the request from supporters of Prop 8 to throw out Perry v. Schwarzenegger
and ordered the case to trial in January 2010.
New Hampshire approves same-sex unions
with bipartisan, if contentious support
, recognizing both in- and out-of-state unions and marriages. While New York's Eliot Spitzer follows up on a campaign promise
, higher courts in California
may make decisions on the constitutionality of same-sex marriage later this year, deciding if a civil union is an adequate legal substitution for marriage.
Get the petition.
They need one million signatures before April 20 to get it back on the November ballot. If you're in California, print out the petition and start drumming up support today. It's not so often you get a second chance like this. Show the country that California does indeed, rock.