Defense Opening Arguments In Prop 8 Federal Trial

(SAN FRANCISCO)  Ten minutes into Defense Attorney Charles Cooper’s opening statement, US District Judge Vaughn Walker asked what the difference between racial restrictions in marriage and sexual orientation.US Dist Court

Cooper responded conceding that prior restrictions based on race were solely based on white supremacy, and clearly wrong.

Cooper described the institution of marriage as primarily for, “Socially approved sexual intercourse that is naturally pro-creative.”

“How does allowing homosexuals to marry prevent heterosexuals from continuing to procreate,” Judge Walker asked.

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Opening Arguments In Proposition 8 Trial

US Dist Court(SAN FRANCISCO)  The opening statement of by Plaintiff’s Attorney Theodore Olson ran into a flurry of questions by Chief District Judge Vaughn Walker.

Traditionally, opening remarks tend to drone on as attorneys read from prepared statements.  But as Olson was making a point, Walker jumped in.

“In the words of the highest court in the land, marriage is the highest right in the land,” Olson said,

“But, is the right to be married the same as the state granting a license,” Walker asked.

Olson struggled and responded simply, “Yes.”

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