Expose the Bigots: Help Get the Prop 8 Trial Televised
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On Monday one of the biggest court cases in the battle for equal rights for queer people will kick off. Top attorneys Ted Olson and David Boies (who, interestingly were on opposite sides of the court room defending Bush and Gore after the 2000 election) are teaming up to make a federal challenge to California's Proposition 8, which took away the rights for same-sex couples to marry.
As this case gets going, wouldn't you like to actually see what's going on in the court room? I know I would. I'm interested in who's making it their mission to be sure my partner and I can't get married. We need to get this thing televised. Change.org, the Courage Campaign and Credo are putting together a petition to do just that, but it ends at tomorrow (Thursday) at 11:59 p.m..
The judge is currently seeking public comment to allow TVs in the court room. Click here to say yes to that. And hurry.
Of course our opponents are fighting this -- and you could imagine for good reason. Who wants posterity to look back on their hateful actions?
Why is this so important? Here's Michael Jones from Change.org:
Tara Lohan is a senior editor at AlterNet.