Monday, January 11, 2010

Coverage of the Prop 8 Trial Day One

Because The Supreme Court blocked plans to provide YouTube coverage of the Prop 8 trial, I followed FDL's coverage and the Twitter coverage from Chris Geidner, Dan Levin, Ron Buckmire, and the ACLU of Northern California, among others.

Rod McCullom nicely summarizes the first day in court, including links to local coverage.

Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn Walker's line of questioning about the term "marriage" indicated the possibility of recognizing only "civil unions" for both opposite and same sex couples. I agree that this is a reasonable solution, as long as both unions share equal rights. The issue is equality, and I thought the plaintiffs expressed the argument that separate but somewhat equal leads to feelings of being second class citizens.

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