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Prop 8 trial: Audio of AFER press call re August 29th release-the-tapes hearing

Prop 8 trial

By Adam Bink

This morning, the AFER team including Ted Olson and Theodore Boutrous, held a press availability call to discuss Monday’s August 29th hearing and other issues. Audio:


  • 1. Alan_Eckert  |  August 25, 2011 at 3:29 pm

    Will have to listen later.

  • 2. Ann S.  |  August 25, 2011 at 4:16 pm


  • 3. Ronnie  |  August 25, 2011 at 3:48 pm

    Subscribing & sharing…….

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  • 4. sweetleopardess  |  August 25, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    "Hey, Marcus – What's in your closet?"

  • 5. Rich  |  August 26, 2011 at 9:00 am

    I loved this….gives me an idea. Would love to call for a Flashmob of GSA kids from around our state to do a similar performance to "Born This Way" in downtown Portland (ME).

  • 6. Elizabeth_Oakes  |  August 25, 2011 at 5:39 pm

    Okay, four minutes in and I'm already loving it. Smart and perfect to issue a press release with the truth about the Prop8 witnesses and how they were not shrinking violets about being in the public eye UNTIL they had to state their homophobic lies under oath. Shine the light on 'em, baby!

  • 7. Sagesse  |  August 25, 2011 at 6:29 pm

    Federal funding possibly used to campaign against marriage equality and judges in Iowa.

    APNewsBreak: Marriage grant funded salaries, rent

  • 8. Scott  |  August 25, 2011 at 7:47 pm

    Listened to the whole thing — which seemed like 15 minutes and not 41. It was riveting and very informative. Thanks very much for posting this.

  • 9. Gregory in SLC  |  August 26, 2011 at 5:22 am

    Agree! Wish could have been longer! Nice to hear Karen Ocamb chime in too : D

    Looking forward to Monday live-blogging/tweeting of court proceedings. Thank you in advance to CourageCampaign and AFER for reporting for those of us who cannot attend in person.

  • 10. Sagesse  |  August 26, 2011 at 5:33 am

    I thought Chad Griffin kinda missed (or dodged) Karen Ocamb's point, which was that clips from the tapes, if released, could be used to fight the petition, or the ballot initiative to overturn the Fair Education Act.

  • 11. Gregory in SLC  |  August 26, 2011 at 5:48 am

    I was thinking along the same lines…

  • 12. Adam Bink  |  August 26, 2011 at 8:18 am

    Our pleasure.

  • 13. Zander1986  |  August 25, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Overheard a student tell another today, "closets aren't made for gay people silly, they're for fabulous clothes!" Brought a smile to my face. lol

  • 14. Sagesse  |  August 25, 2011 at 8:34 pm

    GQ article. Well written.

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  • 15. loaferguy  |  August 26, 2011 at 4:24 am

    A sign from God that he loves gay people. 😉

  • 16. Sagesse  |  August 26, 2011 at 4:51 am

    Anti-Gay NOM's New Radio Ad Admits They Were Top Prop 8 Funder (Audio)

  • 17. Sagesse  |  August 26, 2011 at 5:14 am

    "Charles Cooper, the lead attorney for Yes on 8, said attorney David Thompson would present their team’s argument in favor of barring release of the videotapes."

    Hearing Monday on release of Prop 8 videotapes

  • 18. Bruce Stores  |  August 26, 2011 at 9:05 am

    This was wonderful stuff. Thanks to those responsible for making this available to listen to. One problem, however, is that the volume with the 2nd speaker, as well as some of the call-in speakers, was too low to hear very well. This is something that may differ from PC to PC. Perhaps having the volume that goes out be loud might be the prefereable thing to do, as everyone can lower it as their need may be. The opposite is not always possible.
    Thank you.

  • 19. Adam Bink  |  August 26, 2011 at 9:43 am

    You're welcome.

    The audio was a problem with AFER's settings on the call (or people speaking quietly), unfortunately.

  • 20. Jeff Tabaco  |  August 26, 2011 at 11:35 am

    Great call as usual. I could listen to our side's attorneys talk all day. 🙂 Go team!

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