Doc Dobson tears up. James Dobson, while on his talk radio show, was explaining why he's going to "The Call," and gets pretty emotional. Then again, he's "watching the destruction of Western civilization." Full audio is at Right Wing Watch.
What's "The Call"? It's this creepy-ass meet-n-greet in San Diego tomorrow.
Borsum and his partner, who have a 15-year-old son, dissolved their domestic partnership before getting married. "Where does that leave us?" asked Borsum, 48. "It's a mess in a legal way, but it's also a mess in how it makes people feel . . . very uncomfortable . . . and kind of sad."
Because a challenge to existing marriages would raise novel questions, no one is certain how the courts would rule. Two family law scholars interviewed by The Times predicted that the marriages would remain intact, while five constitutional scholars were divided over which side the law favors.[...]
But after researching the issue, New York University law professor Kenji Yoshino, who favors same-sex marriage, concluded that the U.S. Constitution would offer few protections to existing gay marriages if Proposition 8 passed.
"My hope going into this was that I would find a smoking gun case that would say those marriages would be protected," Yoshino said. "I kept looking and looking and looking, and when I couldn't find one, I was astonished."
"As teachers of the law we feel an obligation to speak out when claims are made about the law that are simply and clearly false," said Professor Pam Karlan, the Kenneth and Harle Montgomery Professor of Public Interest Law at Stanford Law School.