Sunday, August 15, 2010

David Boies: We put fear on trial (video Sunday)

"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.

"That's what we proved: We put fear and prejudice on trial, and fear and prejudice lost," Boies said.

Transcript: CBS news

We took apart the "kids do better...." argument here. There are NO studies suggesting that kids with GLBT parents do worse. Perkins can argue all he likes, but the facts do not back him up.

Facts, someone said once, are stubborn things. ;-)

1 comment:

PseudoPiskie said...

It's impossible to fight ignorance with facts. That's why we have courts. Sheez.