The Case for Marriage Equality: Perry v. Schwarzenegger

The 1967 Supreme Court case Loving v. Virginia ended state bans on interracial marriage in the 16 states that still had such laws. Now, 44 years after Loving, the courts are once again grappling with denial of equal marriage rights — this time to gay couples. Two California couples have filed suit against Proposition 8, the 2008 initiative that limited marriage to opposite-sex couples. The American Foundation for Equal Rights engaged David Boies and Ted Olson to lead the legal challenge. The plaintiffs in Perry v. Schwarzenegger won in federal district court, and the case is now on appeal. Plaintiffs argue that Proposition 8 violates the Equal Protection and Due Process clauses of the U.S. Constitution and impermissibly singles out gay and lesbian individuals for a disfavored legal status. The speakers on our panel believe that the principle of equality before the law transcends the left-right divide and cuts to the core of our nation’s character.

Featuring the co-counsels, David Boies, Chairman, Boies, Schiller & Flexner and Former Chief Counsel, Senate Judiciary Committee; and Theodore B. Olson, Partner, Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher and Former Solicitor General. With comments by the co-chairs of the advisory board of the American Foundation for Equal Rights, Robert A. Levy, Chairman, Cato Institute; and John Podesta, President, Center for American Progress.

via The Case for Marriage Equality: Perry v. Schwarzenegger – YouTube.

Left Wing Domestic Terrorists Sentenced for Plot to Firebomb RNC Convention

Left Wing Domestic Terrorists Sentenced for Plot to Firebomb RNC Convention

david-mckayThe perps had a trailer full of screw-studded plastic shields manufactured from stolen traffic control barrels and molotov cocktails stored at an apartment.  Mckay was perfectly ok with police deaths or injuries:

During the same conversation, while discussing the use of Molotov cocktails, McKay was heard saying that he could leave the scene with a police officer burning or dying, and that “it’s worth it if an officer gets burned or maimed.”

more details here.

Warning: Links below come from radical left anarchist sites.

The FBI has labeled this group as the “Austin Affinity Group” but the affidavit doesn’t really state who they had affinity for. Kudos to law enforcement for a job well done in preventing domestic terrorists looking to use demonstrations as cover for their “red actions.” Sarcastic golf claps for the light sentencing from the court.
Notice that at Houston Indymedia they were immediately screaming “frame up” etc. in comments.

Expect these people to become heroic icons of the left ala Ayers and Dorn on their exit from prison. Also note that you see the traditional “But he was a good boy” protests that always follow terror convictions everywhere.