Thursday, March 5, 2009
Cal Supremes Hear Prop 8
This morning I watched the oral arguments in the Prop 8 cases. Simply said, Prop 8's challengers got smashed.
Justice Kennard was particularly forceful with her questions and she never let up. The challengers had a difficult time providing her with logical answers.
Prop 8's challengers had everything going against them, including the law. The California attorney general's office did particularly poorly. Kenneth Starr, on the other hand, was certainly the best advocate of the day. No one could keep up with him. His answers were brief and to the point and supported by the law.
It was also refreshing to see that the Court was actually interested in applying the law to the facts. After watching the arguments I'm confident Prop 8 will be upheld. The No Crowd, I'm sure, will continue the fight.
The California Supreme Court, which last year declared the right of gays and lesbians to marry, appeared ready Thursday to uphold the voters' decision to overrule the court and restore the state's ban on same-sex marriage.