Statement from Rick Jacobs, Chair and Founder of the Courage Campaign, on the Decision from the 9th Circuit to Not Release the Videotapes from the Historic Prop 8 Trial
"We are disappointed in the 9th Circuit’s decision to not release the videotapes from the historic Prop 8 hearing. In our minds, it never made sense that transcripts from the hearing could be easily accessed by anyone but not the videotapes. That just proves that our cowardly opponents knew they did a poor job defending their bigotry and homophobia in court. We sincerely hope this decision does not herald more bad news regarding the unconstitutionality of Prop 8. Lives are depending on it."
Throughout the Perry v Schwarzenegger (now Perry v Brown) trial, Rick Jacobs, chair and founder of the Courage Campaign, live-blogged the trial daily from the courthouse, documented all of the latest motions and court rulings, and responded to right-wing attacks in the process, including a frivolous lawsuit by Protect Marriage for parody of their logo. Prop 8 Trial Tracker has followed every aspect of the trial, including its NOM Tour Tracker that followed Maggie Gallagher’s National Organization for Marriage on three tours across the country.
Prop 8 Trial Tracker (www.Prop8TrialTracker.com), a project of the Courage Campaign, has logged over 4 million page views and is the #1 Google search result for “Prop 8 Trial.”