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Are ‘Family Values’ Outdated? The New York Times Guest Contributors Debate.
As The New York Times points out, the ideal of family has played a prominent role in Republican campaigns, but is it still a worthy goal for public policy? Within the past several years, especially since Ted Olson and David Boies came together to bring AFER’s lawsuit challenging Prop. 8, no longer is the debate about marriage for gay and lesbian couples an issue that divides our country, but a value that brings it closer together.
Gay Couples Suffer Unjust Burden During Tax Season Because of DOMA
Tax season is a stressful time for anyone, but it is especially so for gay and lesbian couples like Tom and Jimmy. Although they were legally married in Massachusetts seven years ago, the federal government does not recognize their marriage.
Witness Testimony: David Blankenhorn
On the final two days of trial, the anti-marriage proponents of Proposition 8 called David Blankenhorn to testify about marriage and the family.
Witness Testimony: Kenneth Miller
The proponents of Proposition 8 called Kenneth Miller, a professor of political science at Claremont McKenna College, as an expert in American and California politics.
Witness Testimony: Gregory Herek
On the ninth day of trial, Gregory Herek, a professor of psychology at the University of California, Davis, testified about sexual orientation and social stigma.
Witness Testimony: Hak-Shing William Tam
Hak-Shing William Tam, an official proponent of Proposition 8, was called as an adverse witness by plaintiffs. He testified about the messages he disseminated during the Proposition 8 campaign.