Monday, January 11, 2010

So what's going on in California today, anyway?

Here's a quick lunch-break-blog with links to "stuff" of interest around the landmark case -- AKA "Perry v. Schwarzenegger" -- challenging the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8.

Want the "back story" on how the case came to be? Read this facinating "inside baseball" piece in California Lawyer Magazine: "Challenging Prop 8: The Hidden Story"

Want to read Ted Olson's brilliant essay on why same-sex marriage is an American value? Read Newsweek's "The Conservative Case for Gay Marriage."

Want to know what Andrew Sullivan thinks about it all? Check out his blog "Ted Olson: A Conservative for Civil Rights."

Want to keep up with the testimony in spite of the ill-advised Supreme Court block on televising the proceedings? Check out the Prop 8 Trial Tracker with Live Blogging Updates from the Court.

Want to listen to a radio segment on the whole issue, including an interview with yours truly tomorrow morning? Tune in to KPFK 90.7 (in the L.A. market) or log on beginning at 8 a.m. Pacific Tuesday morning, January 12th.

Here endeth the lunch-break-blog. We now return to our regularly scheduled to-do-on-Monday list!


UPDATE: Here's a link to the text of Ted Olson's Opening Statement


hillsideslide said...

thanks for posting this

IT said...

So tired of this....same stuff reflections here

John said...

Teddy Partridge at FireDogLake is doing his best to live blog the trial. Posts are at: