U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker — who will be overseeing a federal court challenge to Prop 8 starting this Monday (January 11) — is considering whether or not to open the court room to TV cameras. The court just announced that it is seeking public comment on the proposal to televise the trial — and that all comments must be submitted to the court by a Friday deadline.
Somebody likes dashes. But seriously, it takes two seconds to add your voice. Go now, come back. http://www.couragecampaign.org/TeleviseTheTrial
The H8ers are circulating competing petitions to bar cameras (and elsewhere, antigay activists try to seal petitions, etc.) If they're proud of what they're doing, why so much insistence on secrecy? It's not like there are gay hit squads. Anyway, when antigay bigotry eventually becomes as unfashionable as racism, the bigots will just decide that God excuses all their prior horrible behavior and still thinks they're totally BFFs no matter how much misery they've caused on Its behalf. It's like Britt Hume recently suggested: Christianity is a moral mulligan.
But I digress.
I want this case televised mostly because I really want to watch superlawyers David Boies & Ted Olson put a red-ass beatdown on these hateful godbothering nüsegregationists*. I expect they'll lean very hard on Romer v Evans (a referendum that amended the Colorado constitution to alienate LGBT people from certain legal rights and protections struck as unconstitutional for being irrational and solely intended to harm LGBT people.)
(* gratuitous umlaut for all my peeps in Baldwin City. Holla!)