This is just excellent:
Maggie Gallagher and Brian Brown had their chance to testify in the Prop.8 trial. They didn’t. Why? Well, it’s one thing to lie to reporters or in paid media. NOM does that all the time. This radio ad is just another example. But, as David Boies explained, they can’t lie on the witness stand:
“In a court of law you’ve got to come in and you’ve got to support those opinions, you’ve got to stand up under oath and cross-examination,” Boies said. “And what we saw at trial is that it’s very easy for the people who want to deprive gay and lesbian citizens of the right to vote [sic] to make all sorts of statements and campaign literature, or in debates where they can’t be cross-examined.
“But when they come into court and they have to support those opinions and they have to defend those opinions under oath and cross-examination, those opinions just melt away. And that’s what happened here. There simply wasn’t any evidence, there weren’t any of those studies. There weren’t any empirical studies. That’s just made up. That’s junk science. It’s easy to say that on television. But a witness stand is a lonely place to lie. And when you come into court you can’t do that.
Maggie and Brian couldn’t defend this ad under oath.
Great job, Matt.
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