Prop. 8 Trial Closes with a Lisp of Hot Air

Charles Cooper, the attorney defending Proposition 8

Of all the reports on the web today about the closing arguments in the trial contesting California’s Proposition 8 – the 2008 voter initiative that banned same-sex marriage – I really enjoyed this one by Roger Brigham, the San Francisco editor of EDGE.

Brigham did a fine job of conveying the absurdity of the 5-hour marathon of statements, at the peak of which, the attorney defending Proposition 8 actually minced and mimicked the defendants of same-sex marriage, using a falsetto.

This may be my favorite passage from the story:

The threat alluded to repeatedly by Cooper was the idea that by allowing same-sex couples to marry, heterosexual couples who would otherwise marry and breed would not do so. How this would happen Cooper did not explain and he offered no evidence.

Now, that’s showing us.

Take the time to read the rest of the story on EDGE.

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