Following the typical Prop H8 Bigot Script Tony Perkins trots all the old saws - The Judge is openly Gay (So I guess you can't trust an Emotional Old Queen to make a decision fairly?) - he ignored all of the "social science" on the issue (none of which was produced by actual scientists) - he ignored the will of the people in 30 states (which has exactly what bearing on the law and Constitution?)
Boies sliced him into guilian fries in seconds:
Boies: All of that is Junk Science. It's easy to come on TV and Lie, but to sit in a witness chair and present your opinions, and have them challenged and be cross examined is a lonely place. It's a lonely place to Lie under oath.
If people like Perkins really believed their position they would have put their asses in a witness chair and taken the heat for it - but most of them didn't
This is what the crumbling of Perkin's Sexual Supremacy sounds like.
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.
Meanwhile Ted Olson put Fox News Chris Wallace on the Spot - would you like Your Rights Put up to a Vote?
OLSON: Well, would you like your right to free speech? Would you like Fox’s right to free press put up to a vote and say well, if five states approved it, let’s wait till the other 45 states do? These are fundamental constitutional rights. The Bill of Rights guarantees Fox News and you, Chris Wallace, the right to speak. It’s in the constitution. And the Supreme Court has repeatedly held that the denial of our citizens of the equal rights to equal access to justice under the law, is a violation of our fundamental rights. Yes, it’s encouraging that many states are moving towards equality on the basis of sexual orientation, and I’m very, very pleased about that. ... We can’t wait for the voters to decide that that immeasurable harm, that is unconstitutional, must be eliminated
Yeah, I'd like to see how well the Rabid Million Moran Fox Nation could withstand the Vote of all those who regular watch every other News Channel combined, not to mention all the fans of Shark Week.
As some have noted the defendants in the case may lack standing to appeal to the Ninth Circuit and thus this decision would be limited to California and Prop 8, which almost makes me wish the Governor and Attorney General would join the suit if only to make Marriage Equality the National Standard.
The 14th Amendment was written - in part - to allow former slaves to marry under the law, how could it not apply to today's couples who've been cruelly and systematically denied the same right out of fear, ignorance, hatred and the outright LIES of people like Perkins?
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