American Foundation for Equal Rights

The Advocate: Minter’s Take on the Prop. 8 Trial

Aside from the judge and litigants of the case, perhaps no one has been more present during Perry v. Schwarzenegger over the past several weeks than Shannon Minter, legal director for the National Center for Lesbian Rights (if you’re following the case but haven’t seen his commentary via Twitter, take note: He’s at @nclrights).

As lead attorney in the California state supreme court case that opened the door for gay couples to marry before Proposition 8 slammed it shut, Minter is no stranger to the arguments that the ballot measure’s defenders are using — ones that have ranged in this trial from dubious to utterly baffling. Minter recently put his tweeting aside for a few minutes to speak with about the landmark case as it heads into its third week.

Read the rest of Andrew Harmon’s The Advocate article here.