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Respect for Marriage Hearings today

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Not unexpectedly, there’s plenty to make your blood boil in today’s hearings on the newly announced Respect for Marriage Act which seeks to overturn DOMA. Fortunately there’s plenty of eloquent testimony in support of the new act to balance out all the hatery.

Clips of the hearings will be posted below as they become available.



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Proposition 8 struck down, declared unconstitutional

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Chief Judge Vaughn Walker declared Proposition 8 unconstitutional in a landmark decision today. From New York Magazine:

In a decision just handed down to lawyers for both sides, Walker ruled in that Proposition 8 is “unconstitutional under both the due process and equal protection clauses.” The court, therefore, “orders entry of judgment permanently enjoining its enforcement.” We’re staying tuned for more updates and details on the 136-page decision, but these two sentences from the conclusion are critical:

“Proposition 8 fails to advance any rational basis in singling out gay men and lesbians for denial of a marriage license. Indeed the evidence shows Proposition 8 does nothing more than enshrine in the California constitution the notion that opposite sex couples are superior to same sex couples.”

The supporters of Proposition 8 will of course appeal the decision.

Prop 8 “Day of Decision” rallies are occurring through out the nation later today. A list of them can be found here.

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Amateur video shows the gulf bleeding

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Gulf BloodWhat is happening in the gulf is truly heartbreaking and this video makes it painfully clear. Watch:


Dolphins and other animals are beginning to wash up on shore, and more photos of the disaster are available at The Big Picture.

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Depositions from Prop 8 trial reveal weakness in defendants’ case

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