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MICHIGAN: State Calls Mark Regnerus As Witness In Marriage Equality Lawsuit [JMG]

November 16, 2013

The NOM project to ‘grow your own’ expert witnesses is about to take the stage in Michigan.

Last month a Michigan judge set February 25th as the trial date for the above-titled lawsuit to overturn the state’s ban on same-sex marriage. According to a filing released yesterday, the state is calling discredited researcher Mark Regnerus as an “expert witness” on their behalf….

Also on Michigan’s expert witness list is Professor Joseph Price from Utah’s Brigham Young University.  Earlier this year Price and four other (presumably Mormon) members of the Brigham Young social sciences faculty filed an anti-gay SCOTUS brief against the overturn of DOMA….

Another familiar name on Michigan’s list of defense witnesses is Professor Douglas Allen, of Canada’s Simon Fraser University. Allen sits on the board of directors of NOM’s hate-satellite, the Ruth Institute….

The final name on Michigan’s list of so-called experts is Louisiana State University’s Professor Loren Marks, whose study on gay parenting was published in the same July 2012 issue of Social Science Research as the Regnerus study….

Also on Friday Nov 15:

FLORIDA: UCF Faces Contempt Charge For Refusing To Hand Over Regnerus Files

The University of Central Florida is facing a contempt of court charge for refusing to hand over internal documents related to the publication of discredited researcher Mark Regnerus’ deeply flawed study on gay parenting.

7 Comments Leave a Comment

  • 1. bayareajohn  |  November 16, 2013 at 4:33 pm

    I hope the team is prepared to properly embarrass the State of Michigan for calling these witnesses. Maybe Scott Rose can be there to help rattle the cage. I'm looking for a "YOU CAN"T HANDLE THE TRUTH" moment. On TV. Something we can use in ads to show how these people really work.

    If the disclosures from UCF are damning enough, Michigan might drop Regnerus from the witness list. I'd hope our side would pick that torch back up and wave it as evidence of how LGBT are deliberately defamed by the lying bigots.

  • 2. F Young  |  November 16, 2013 at 4:49 pm

    Yes, let's be ready. This is a golden opportunity to disarm and discredit Regnerus.

  • 3. MightyAcorn  |  November 16, 2013 at 5:21 pm

    If the depositions are brutal enough maybe Regnerus will be dropped as an witness, like what happened with the Prop8 witnesses. Exposing this corrupt "researcher" in the public record will be a very good thing. Go get 'em.

  • 4. Hopeful  |  November 16, 2013 at 11:11 pm

    Is the legal team up to the task?

  • 5. etseq  |  November 17, 2013 at 7:19 am

    They need all the help they can get – Here is there donation page:

  • 6. Jimmy  |  November 19, 2013 at 12:51 pm

    If they are not up to the task now, we are left with a hope and a prayer that they will get the backing the need to be ready in time.

  • 7. Zack12  |  November 19, 2013 at 3:21 pm

    Hopefully they won't be making any more false promises.
    I still don't get why in a major case like this,people were expecting a same day ruling.