Skip to comments.Appeals Court Denies Gay Marriage Supporters' Bid For Prop. 8 Communications
Posted on 12/11/2009 11:07:00 PM PST by Steelfish
Appeals Court Denies Gay Marriage Supporters' Bid For Prop. 8 Communications
December 11, 2009
A federal appeals court panel today denied gay marriage supporters' demands to see internal campaign communications among Proposition 8 supporters, ruling that to do so would violate the 1st Amendment's guarantee of freedom of association.
Lawyers for two gay couples challenging the constitutionality of Proposition 8, the voter initiative in California that banned same-sex marriage after a five-month period last year when it was legal, had sought disclosure of e-mails and other communications to show that backers of the ballot measure had tried to create "discriminatory animus" against homosexuals.
The decision of the appeals court panel, composed of three judges appointed by President Bill Clinton, reverses rulings by District Court Judge Vaughn Walker in San Francisco ordering the initiative's supporters to disclose their campaign strategy.
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They wanted the list for a hit list.
Now the deviates will have to figure out who to go after a different way.
Halle-bloody-lujah! FOA still exists. I thought it had been killed by the courts completely. Great news indeed this is.
Anyone still wishing for the Klinton’s to return?
That, and just generally to harass and belittle marriage supporters, hoping to find something they could air before the public. It was a distraction technique. Thank God it didn't work.
This lot do a lot of demanding don't they?
Does a Super Bowl losing coach demand to see the winners' playbook?
Take your lumps and get on with it.
It appears that parents of gays cannot be gay.
One judge will nullify the vote of a majority of the people of Kalifornia. From there, his decision would go to the Ninth Circus, who most likely will uphold it.
That would effectively destroy marriage in the entire Ninth Circuit. Only SCOTUS could fix the mess at that point, and it would literally come down to one vote. (Kennedy.)
How far we have fallen.