American Foundation for Equal Rights

San Jose Mercury: Prop 8 trial: Professor says gays and lesbian gaining political clout

Miller did not spend an entirely comfortable day on the witness stand after plaintiffs lawyer David Boies began to cross-examine him. Boies challenged whether Miller should even qualify as an expert on the topic of gay political power, and hammered away at him with questions about his lack of research on the subject.

Boies and Miller also sparred on whether Proposition 8 discriminates against gays and lesbians. Miller appeared reluctant to concede the point, saying the law “creates a distinction between the two groups (same-sex and heterosexual couples).”

Read the rest of Howard Mintz’s San Jose Mercury article here.