Prop 8: Perry v. Schwarzenegger – Day Twelve (Part 2)

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We will resume at five minutes (past?) the hour with David Boies’ cross examination of David Blankenhorn.

Boies: Did you agree with this document that marriage has six importnat dimensions?

A: Yes I did

Q: The first is that it is a legal contract
A: Yes
Q: whether hetero or samesex, it would be a legal contract
A: Yes
Q: The second dimension is financial. Same for hetero ansd ss”?
A: yes
Q: marriage is a sacred promise?
A: YEs
Q: Sexual union?
A: Yes
Q: Personal bond?
A: Yes
Q: Family-making bond? Does this sixth dimension mean only two people or a way of establishing children?
A: I’m afraid — can you repeat?

Q: let me break it up. This sixth dimension is that it is afmaily making bond. When two marry they make a family, right?
A: Yes
Q: whether same or opposite sex?
A: Yes
Q: Can both ss and opp raise children in a family=making bond?
A: Yes sir, the important word is the word raise.

Q: In that connection, let me ask you to turn to Tab 9. PX2898, articel in Social Sceince Quarterly: Same Sex Marriage & Negative Eternalities.
A: I am looking at this for the first time.
Q: Do you know either of these authors?
A: Not familiar
Q: You don’t know any of theri worwk?
A: Can’t say I do.
Q: Your honor take judicial notice?
OBJECTION (or question)

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