UM Called Out has always presented news from both the progressive and
conservative viewpoints. On the Prop 8 trial all of the news that's run
across our desks has come from Religion Dispatches, Associated Press, Bay
Area Reporter, and Edge. We continue watching our conservative news
sources, but so far they seem to be ignoring the trial.
Prop 8 trial turns its focus toward religious views
by Matthew S. Bajko
Bay Area Reporter
Sunday Jan 24, 2010
The anti-gay beliefs held by religious leaders and their followers came
under scrutiny Wednesday during the federal Prop 8 trial with emotional
testimony from a gay Denver man whose family forced him into ex-gay therapy
as a child.
Religion and its impact on the views American's hold toward homosexuality
also came up during the testimony of Stanford political professor Gary M.
Segura as well as during snippets of videotaped depositions from two of the
expert witnesses for Prop 8's backers who withdrew at the start of the trial
The trial looking at the constitutionality of Prop 8, a constitutional
amendment that ended California's legalization of same-sex marriage in
November 2008, is now midway through week two. It will resume Thursday,
January 21 inside the courtroom of U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker.
Wednesday morning, at times, emotionally rattled Ryan Kendall recalled for
the court the three years he spent undergoing conversion therapy at the
insistence of his parents, who told him he would "burn in hell" when they
read in his journal that their then-13-year-old son was gay.
The rest of the article is here: http://www.edgeonthenet.com/?101402
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