Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Brody's Notes... Prop 8 Injunction Appeal Heard By Ninth Circuit U. S. Court of Appeals

Principal coverage of the hearing yesterday by the U. S. Ninth Circuit Court Of Appeals on the landmark California case of Perry v. Schwarzenegger at LGBTQNation:
Judges In 9th Circuit Appeals Court Ask Feisty Questions In Proposition 8 Hearing
SAN FRANCISCO — Famed attorney Ted Olson told a 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals panel Monday that the reason proponents of Proposition 8 have proffered to justify their ban on same-sex marriage is “nonsense.”
That reason, said Olson, reading from a page in the argument brief filed by attorneys for the Yes on 8 coalition which promoted passage of California’s ban on same-sex marriage, was that same-sex marriage “will make children prematurely preoccupied with issues of sexuality.”
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Federal Appeals Court Hears Prop 8 Arguments  
A federal appeals panel in the 9th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals in San Francisco heard oral arguments on Monday in the landmark challenge to Proposition 8 -– California’s voter-approved constitutional amendment banning same-sex marriage.
Following is a replay of today’s hearing, courtesy of PBS. The hearing is shown in two parts: [ Link  ]