We're not big fans of victimhood politics, but the testimony of Yale professor George Chauncey at yesterday's Proposition 8 trial in San Francisco showed exactly why a courthouse video feed is so important -- ordinary Americans would have watched Chauncey detail over 100 years of homophobia in America.
While the U.S. Supreme Court will decide today on the fate of a courthouse video feed, anyone can catch some excellent live blogging by Teddy Partridge at Firedoglake.com.
Partridge's quick fingers provide some excellent details about Chauncey's testimony, which should finish up today.
The Yale professor will be followed by Dr. Edmund Egan, chief economist for the city of San
Francisco, who will talk about the economic impact of Proposition 8 in California.
In addition, Dr. Ilan Meyer from Columbia University will testify about how
discrimination causes a mental health toll on the gay community, and Dr. Letitia
Peplau, a UCLA professor, will discuss the benefits of
Frontiers news editor Karen Ocamb has excellent coverage of yesterday's post-trial press conferences, where anti-Prop. 8 lawyers said they were pleased with their witnesses' testimonies.
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