Archive for December, 2010
Witness this historic moment. Visit afer.org for broadcast information including special coverage of today’s event. Whether you watch the hearing online or on TV, listen to it over the radio, or follow it on Twitter, this is an extraordinary opportunity to hear AFER’s legal team make the case for equality.
The hearing is expected to last about two hours, and will address two questions. Starting at 10 a.m. PST, both sides will first address the issue of standing. David Boies will face off against the proponents of Prop. 8 and Imperial County, arguing that they lack the requirements necessary to appeal the Federal District Court decision.
After the hour allotted to the standing question, there will be a short recess, followed by arguments on the merits of the case. Theodore B. Olson will argue that marriage is a fundamental right, denying that right to gay and lesbian Americans harms them and their families, and that Prop. 8 violates our nation’s promise of equality for all.
Today is a critical milestone in our mission for equal rights. We will not rest until all gay and lesbian Americans have the freedom to marry.
At Love Honor Cherish’s general meeting on Tuesday, December 7, at 7:30 pm, there will be a discussion led by U.S.C. Law Professor David B. Cruz, who will offer his expert insight about the oral argument, what it may indicate about a likely ruling, by the Ninth Circuit, and the prospects for a ruling by the U.S. Supreme Court.
We will be joined by U.S.C. Law Professor David B. Cruz, who will offer his expert insight.
Professor David B. Cruz is an expert in constitutional law and sex, gender, sexual orientation and the law. In particular, he addressed marriage equality in print, radio, and tv news media. Professor Cruz’s blog can be found at cruzlines.org.
Please join us and feel free to invite friends and family. There is no need to rsvp to attend the meeting.