Prop 8 Trial: Day 6 Recap & Day 7 Preview
The Federal trial challenging Prop 8, which banned gay marriage in California, is already in session this morning. Here's some of what happened yesterday, via the plaintiff's legal team:
- Testifying yesterday under the direct examination of San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera was Jerry Sanders, the current Republican Mayor and former Police Chief of the City of San Diego. He spoke about his decision, as Mayor, to support the City of San Diego’s participation in an amicus brief advocating against the exclusion of same-sex couples from marriage and why he concluded supporting marriage equality was and is in the best interest of local government and the larger community.
- "If government tolerates discrimination against anyone it is very easy for citizens to do the same thing," Sanders testified.