13 January 2010

The homophobia will not be televised

Originally it had been agreed that the court proceedings in Perry v. Schwarzenegger, which challenges the constitutionality of California's Proposition 8, would be broadcast via delayed video postings to YouTube.

However, on Monday, January 11 -- the first day of the trial proceedings -- the Supreme Court intervened and ordered a stay on the distribution of the video recordings.

The stay will expire today (January 13). And, as of this writing, it's anyone's guess what will happen next in this latest legal drama.

In the meantime, it is interesting to note that it was the supporters of Prop 8 -- who rallied so hard and successfully overturned Californians' right to same-sex marriage in 2008 -- who were the ones who actually requested the stay. They were so publicly vocal in their homophobia in the lead-up to the 2008 elections, but now suddenly they don't want to be seen on camera.

That seems to speak volumes.

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