The byline of this post pretty much sums up the afternoon. Boies grilled the defense’s witness, Dr. Kenneth Miller, and made it clear just how much he doesn’t know. I joined my fellow #prop8 followers in posing the question, what exactly is his expertise? In direct exam, he just listed lots of allies that gays have, and under cross-exam he admitted he knows nothing and that DADT and DOMA are discriminatory.
And Boies isn’t done.
The extra links below on P8TT and Pam’s House Blend demonstrate a lot of the “explosive evidence” we saw this morning and demonstrate just how bad a witness Miller is for the defense. As always, I will update these links throughout the evening as more coverage comes in.
ZFb: ADF’s Mocking Quotes, Meet ZFb’s Mocking Italics, Some Day 10 Mid-Day Updates and Coverage: Children, Children, Children, Expert Witnesses and Academic Clout
P8TT: Complete Transcript Summary, Explosive evidence exposes Prop 8 campaign, How a Bad Expert Witness Can Ruin A Case
Firedoglake: Morning 1, Morning 2, Afternoon 1, Afternoon 2
Shannon Minter (NCLR): Day 10 Recap
Pam’s House Blend: Quotes from Prop 8 simulcast rally shown in court today exposes bestiality, incest, 9/11(!) claims
San Jose Mercury: Prop. 8 trial Day 10: Live coverage from the courtroom, Prop 8 trial: Professor says gays and lesbian gaining political clout
Keen News Service: Mid-day report: Day 10 Prop 8 trial, Yes on 8 expert contends gays wield coalition power
Los Angeles Times: Witness in Prop. 8 trial cites wide support for gays and lesbians
New York Times: Same-Sex Marriage Case, Day 10: Domino Effect
Wall Street Journal: Gay-Marriage Foes Make Their Case
Reuters: California gay marriage opponents argue no discrimination
Prop 8 On Trial: Plaintiffs close on controversial rally clips
LGBT POV: Geoff Kors: Prop. 8 Case: Progress on LGBT Rights Doesn’t Equal Equality
Good As You: Video: 7 on ‘8’ (Clips from the premiere of The Mormon Proposition)
LGBTQNews: GENDER OF PARENTS DOESN’T MATTER, SAY RESEARCHERS IN NEW STUDY (As if we didn’t already know that.)
Because today was SO heavy with tweets from ADF, here is some of today’s relief from Protect Mawwiage:
Court breaks into WE WILL ROCK YOU for pro #prop8 side. Cheerleading nuns put on show. Gays hissing or lisping, can’t tell. #protectmarriage
Evidence shows homoagenda includes construction of spacestation with ability to destroy a planet and/or families. #prop8 #protectmarriage
homoagenda: kids in ssm household growup with refined sense of fashion, music, art. Deprived of trad values like NASCAR, wifebeating. #prop8
noRT @ADFMedia: Don’t we have right 2 spread lies about minority groups we want 2 wipe from the face of the planet? #prop8 #protectmarriage
Homoagenda Evidence: Gays trying to find lost Ark of Covenant, giving their armies unstoppable power, awesome abs. #prop8 #protectmarriage
HomoAgenda Evidence: Gays trying to destroy marriage, bring back Lord Voldemort. #prop8 #protectmarriage
@ADFMedia @Nomtweets Guys, have idea: Maybe if we did nice things, weren’t such assholes people might like us more? #prop8 #protectmarriage
Gays adored by dogs, cats, single women. Clearly no longer discriminated against. #prop8 #protectmarriage
!HomoAgenda Alert! Gays have top secret time-traveling island, experimenting on polar bears, gay smoke monsters. #prop8 #protectmarriage
!HomoAgenda Alert! Gays form alliance w/Decepticons. Now able to disguise themselves as normal everyday people. #prop8 #protectmarriage
You can always check out the Perry v. Schwarzenegger archive for all the past coverage. I’ve also included links to the official transcripts there and will also link to the trial re-enactments when they’re available.