Wednesday, January 27, 2010

they got nothin': the prop 8 trial

Over at Pam's House Blend, see how the Prop 8 defense's star witness crumbles under cross examination:

He admitted marriage is a "public good" and that marriage would benefit gays and lesbians, their children and society at large.

He also testified (text below as shown on screen):

· "Gay marriage would extend a wide range of the natural and practical benefits of marriage to many lesbian and gay couples and their children."

· "Extending the right to marry to same-sex couples would probably mean that a higher proportion of gays and lesbians would choose to enter into committed relationships."

· "Same-sex marriage would likely contribute to more stability and to longer-lasting relationships for committed same-sex couples."

· "Same-sex marriage might lead to less sexual promiscuity among lesbians and (perhaps especially) gay men."

· "Same-sex marriage would signify greater social acceptance of homosexual love and the worth and validity of same-sex intimate relationships."

· "Gay marriage would be a victory for the worthy ideas of tolerance and inclusion. It would likely decrease the number of those in society who tend to be viewed warily as 'other' and increase the number who are accepted as part of 'us.' In that respect, gay marriage would be a victory for, and another key expansion of, the American idea."

Geez. Those who want to deny gay civil rights don't even believe their own hateful crap.


Joy said...

Seriously? Seriously!??! I have too much shit to do to look up the transcripts, but if these are the pull quotes they're getting out of the star witness against same-sex marriage, they're in a world of hurting. Awesome.

Your writing on marriage below is fascinating. Because of my particular relationship situation at this point in time, I can't seem to formulate any sort of substantive response, other than echoing the calls of many to WRITE A BOOK.

Also, my word verification is "spermize"

Delia Christina said...

i wrote that post and i *still* can't formulate a coherent thought about marriage. (my sister's is definitely over, btw.)

i really really want to find a way to put all my musings on into a book (ok, maybe not *all) and i thought this post by seth godin was sort of helpful:

i've always been interested in creative non fiction and it seems i have a lot to process about my family, my childhood, and what it means to me now.

so stay tuned. it very well may happen.

(and i'm totally aware there's a huge gap between the writing and the publishing of said memoir. but, shit. if some white chick can fake a memoir about growing up brown in L.A., how about a real memoir from a real brown chick growing up in L.A.??)

Delia Christina said...

oh, and yes.
the anti-gay marriage folks have a serious problem when their arguments (before the CA supreme court, no less) have all the firmness of wet toilet paper.

then again, we all knew that.

Joy said...

I will stay tuned.