Yes on 8 appeals videotape ruling

Attorneys for the proponents of California’s same-sex marriage ban filed notice Thursday, September 22, that they intend to ask a federal appeals court to overturn a recent decision to make public videotapes of the landmark trial.

The appeal is not really a surprise. Proponents of Proposition 8 have appealed virtually every decision they have lost during the past two years of litigation over the 2008 initiative.

This latest appeal challenges the September 19 a ruling by U.S. District Court Judge James Ware that the videotape of the January 2010 Perry v. Schwarzenegger case (now Perry v. Brown) is part of the official record and, therefore, should be made available to the public.

Other issues still pending on appeal by Yes on 8 attorneys include a challenge to the outcome of the Perry trial and whether Yes on 8 has legal standing to make that appeal.



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