THOSE WHO WAIT

Prop 8 Lovers Delay Release Of Trial Tapes Until Just Before Chanukah

Last week the National Organization for Marriage’s Washington branch ProtectMarriage.com filed a last minute emergency appeal to withhold a judge from releasing the petitioner names in support of the failed anti-gay Referendum 71. This week, similar anti-gay forces have been granted an emergency stay to keep the video recordings of the Proposition 8 trial sealed… and we’re pretty sure we know why.

With upcoming marriage referendums in Minnesota and North Carolina, there’s no way in hell the National Organization for Marriage wants Americans to see anti-gay witnesses try to defend their laughable, flimsy anti-gay arguments on the stand. Equality activists will undoubtedly use the trial footage in PSAs to combat the classic lies of marriage being used to teach kids sodomy, strip parents of their right to raise bigots, and ultimately outlaw religion altogether.

At this point, dishonest emotional appeals and judicial delays are the only tactic our opponents have left.

The court will hear oral arguments over the appeal on December 5th. Maybe the videotapes will be the judicial branch’s holiday gift to the LGBT community.

Image via Lawrence Leonard Gilbert

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7 Comments

  • Michael

    All these people including NOM are ALWAYS calcuating they know what they are doing they suck at it but they do indeed know what they are doing.It’s no coincidence that so many of these hate organizations are trying their best to keep these tapes from being seen either.

    I think the main reason is they are afraid that people will finally see just how INSANE these people truly are.Can’t have that though can they? :)

  • Hyhybt

    Love the photo.

  • Hyhybt

    This ad, though: “Meet Real Guys: A playground for women”? Talk about your mixed messages!

  • Mike1987

    What we fail to realize is they are wining. Delay upon delay upon delay. Meanwhile real states are voting on real anti-gay legislation and no video to counter. No They are wining.

  • Anastasia Beaverhausen

    It’s on Betamax?

  • Pete n SFO

    @Mike1987: I agree. I believe part of the strategy is to simply waste time & money in the court system.

    We need better marketing-

  • Skeloric

    @Anastasia Beaverhausen: LOL, QUEERTY just needs to update its pile of stock photos.
    Really should be a generic picture of a CD/DVD against resting against the the case, but I find it to be the LEAST of the things I’ve had problems with on this site over the last year.

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