As you know, we are currently on hiatus for a few weeks until the court reconvenes for closing arguments in Perry v. Schwarzenegger. During this time, I’m turning my sights to Creating Change and a new Faces For Equality collection, but I’ll still post occasionally if there are important updates.
There is still a considerable amount of posting happening over at the Prop 8 Trial Tracker, including a recent post on why the courts are an important venue for marriage equality and some interesting background on Andy Pugno’s possibly illegitimate activities with Prop 22. Check there for regular updates.
Also, if you were not aware, the first of the trial re-enactments is now online! I expect more will be online soon, and I am linking to each “episode” on my archive, so it’ll still be your one-stop shop for coverage. I highly recommend you follow the transcripts while you watch; the recordings do not seem to have been edited much. There’s one point in the first episode where “Olson” takes one of “Walker”‘s lines. Still, the re-enactments are hopefully an effective way to spread the word of the trial.
I really think that’s the most important thing we can do between now and the closing arguments. The transcripts are out there, the videos are coming, and there is a ton of coverage and analysis. We must continue working to make sure our friends, family, and communities understand the importance of these proceedings and how much there is to learn from the testimonies. If you have any ideas for how this site can be a better resource for spreading the word, please let me know!
In the meantime, check out this cool video from Joseph Gordon-Levitt’s website hitRECord. It was made to address the SCOTUS decision to block broadcast of the trial.
Also, I want to share an SNL skit from this weekend in tribute to Rick Jacobs, Teddy Partridge, and the other livebloggers from the trial. Normally, this skit probably wouldn’t be that funny, but when I think of the folks who typed away for three weeks on our behalf, it seems a fitting tribute.