American Foundation for Equal Rights

LA Times: The Prop. 8 case trial memos

The following excerpts come from the trial memos filed by the opponents and proponents of the constitutionality of Proposition 8, in Perry vs. Schwarzenegger, now being heard in U.S. District Court in San Francisco.

From the opponents to Proposition 8

Prop. 8′s true purpose appears to be moral disapproval of gay men and lesbians and their families. . . . The evidence will show that the campaign materials used in conjunction with Prop. 8 emphasize messages that bear no relationship whatsoever to any of the state interests proffered by proponents in this case. The campaign was in fact designed not to appeal to the value of “traditional marriage,” but rather to appeal to fear and disapproval of gays and lesbians and their family relationships.

Read the rest of the LA Times article here.