Curious isn’t it? Wonder why the media coverage of the Proposition 8 trial has been so scarce?
The only coverage was of some “psychologist” talking about how proposition 8 needs to be struck down ‘for the good of the children’. Funny. The Psychologist – while degreed hasn’t treated patients… in fact Dr. Lamb is pretty much an academic. (facts omitted from the AP wire/LA Times)
Funny – Children raised by two same-sex parents seem to perform just as well as parents raised in a heterosexual household.
In fact – two earlier witnesses, also celebrated by the media were exposed for their long histories of activism. This is significant as it would be like asking a pit boss to testify that gambling is not harmful.
The key part of the trial this week – actually the two key parts were:
1. Aside from badgering the Chinese pastor for words written in Chinese 5-10 years ago – an assault on the Church seems to not be forthcoming. It may yet come as their witnesses thus far are being embarrassed.
2. The defense (yes on 8 ) – quoted Obama’s own book where he wrote that it is possible to support traditional marriage without showing moral disapproval of homosexuals. The ‘expert’ witnesses had to concede that point.
In addition the defense has been repeatedly questioning and gaining witness to admissions that society has grown a lot more tolerant of homosexuals.
These are huge blows to the case…
Now of grave concern – Judge Vaughn Walker is showing in my opinion contempt for the 9th Circuit Court and the U.S Supreme Count in two ways:
1. He has figured out how to get around the 9th Circuit Court staying his order to force yes on 8 to turn over all sensitive campaign data about targeting and strategy. Thus far, the Yes on 8 team has responded by asking the same from No on 8. I expect that the judge will rule against Yes on 8 – continuing his pattern of using his bench to help the No side as much as he can.
2. He is still taping the proceedings even though the Supreme Court stayed his order. Even though the Yes on 8 lawyers said he’d be in contempt of the Supreme Court if the tapes got out – it would not surprise me to see them on Gawker or Qweerty some day.
I still can’t believe we are seeing this in America.