Prop 8 Trial closes–now the waiting begins

Jun 17, 2010 · 1985 views

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Ted Olson and David Boies eloquently presented their closing arguments in Wednesday’s close of the Proposition 8 trial in California–will it be enough to convince Judge Walker to overturn Prop 8?


  1. Rueters reports:

    A six-month trial on whether to overturn a California ban on gay marriage ended dramatically on Wednesday when a lawyer defending the prohibition said he did not need evidence to prove the purpose of marriage.

    And describing the defense:

    Conservative Charles Cooper led the defense, arguing that it is reasonable to fear that allowing same-sex marriage would undermine heterosexual marriage and self-evident that the purpose of marriage was procreating and raising children.

    “You don’t have to have evidence” to prove that the purpose of marriage is to bear and raise children, he said in the closing arguments, citing legal precedents.

    Months earlier, he had surprised the court by saying he did not know how gay marriage would hurt heterosexuals — and that he did not need to know in order to win the case.

  2. Jawesome addition, Marc!

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