Friday, January 29, 2010

Cool Site of the Week: It's a tie! Firedog Lake and Prop 8 Trial Tracker

This week we have a tie for cool site of the week. I wanted to recognize the efforts of blogs that worked overtime to keep us all informed during the two and a half weeks of Prop 8 trial. Both Firedog Lake and Courage Campaign's Prop 8 Trial Tracker took on the task of live blogging from the courtroom when the U.S. Supreme court ruled that the proceedings could not be televised.

So many us in the LGBT blogosphere owe a debt of gratitude to both of these blogs for their detailed reporting of the constitutional challenge to the hateful voter initiative that allowed mob rule to become the law of the land in California, the most liberal state in the nation. By following these blogs, we were able to read the words of the two courageous couples who launched this fight for the rest of us. They told their moving stories so passionately and eloquently on the stand and deserved to be heard by the world.

We got to read the words of David Boies who made minced meat out of the defense's "expert witnesses" by simply using their own words against them. I can't wait to see the Prop 8 Re-enactment, that is using live blogging transcripts from both of these sites. (The re-enactment is still currently in production and nothing new was posted as of last night when I checked YouTube.)

With the prop 8 trial now on a break for the next few weeks, it may seem there is nothing going on, but I urge you to check out these Firedog Lake and Courage Campaign for some of the best reporting and commentary on the web about our issues.
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