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Prop 8: Federal judge orders trial tapes released

That’s the good news. The bad news is that this order has been stayed until September 30 in order for the anti-gays to appeal. And you know they will. The fraudulent, pathetic reasons for opposing marriage equality as presented on those tapes will deal a devastating blow to anti-equality efforts.

[U.S. District Judge James] Ware wrote that he found “no compelling reasons” to continue sealing the tapes.

He wrote, “Foremost among the aspects of the federal judicial system that foster public confidence in the fairness and integrity of the process are public access to trials and public access to the record of judicial proceedings. Consequently, once an item is placed in the record of judicial proceedings, there must be compelling reasons for keeping that item secret.”

Imagine what gold can be mined from those tapes to fight amendment efforts and to bolster marriage equality in states where there is a prospect of it!

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