Thursday, January 28, 2010

Say WHAT????

Wrap up from yesterday's closing testimony at the Prop 8 Trial continues to come in. Here's a good one from today's Los Angeles Times:

[Reporting from San Francisco] - The head of a think tank on marriage and family testified at the Proposition 8 federal trial Tuesday that same-sex marriage would weaken marriage and possibly lead to fewer heterosexual marriages, more divorces and "more public consideration of polygamy."

But under cross-examination, David Blankenhorn, founder and president of the Institute for American Values, acknowledged that he wrote in a book in 2007 that the U.S. would be "more American on the day we permit same-sex marriage than we were on the day before."

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You can read the whole article on the link above, but it left me wondering if this was really the best they could do. And no, I do NOT buy the "our witnesses were so afraid of the 'gay menace' that they were too terrified to testify." Looks more like, "we looked at what we had to offer and decided to cut our witness losses and hope the conservatives on the Supreme Court do our work for us."

2 comments:

Caminante said...

And if that is the case, we're done for.

john said...

And here is the glaring weakness in the pro-H8 side's case. They failed utterly to establish a cause/effect relationship between gay marriage and damage to heterosexual marriage. Not only that, they failed to establish a causal relationship of any kind. So basically, they're back to the "we just don't like it" argument.