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Media Coverage of Prop. 8 Hearings

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Here's a quick roundup of the coverage of the California Supreme Court Proposition 8 hearing:

  • Before the hearing, The Associated Press and Anderson Cooper 360 reported on a march attended by several thousand marriage equality supporters from S.F.'s Castro District to City Hall on Wednesday night to show solidarity in the lead-up to the hearings.
  • The Los Angeles Times featured an editorial discussion of state Supreme Court's role in determining whether to overturn Prop. 8 and the opinions of legal experts on how the court  might rule.
  • The San Francisco Chronicle offered a look at the "swing vote" judges and their arguments for and against the repeal of the ballot initiative.
  • CNN's American Morning featured an interview with San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom discussing his support of the repeal of Prop 8.
  • Equality California broadcasted a new ad urging marriage equality supporters to fight Prop. 8.
  • On the blogs, Queerty interviewed National Center for Lesbian Rights's Kate Kendell on her organization's role in the legal challenge to the anti-gay initiative.
  • Towleroad and others reported on San Diego's Republican Mayor Jerry Sanders appearance at an anti-Prop 8 rally where he announced his daughter's engagement to her partner.
  • MSNBC's The Rachel Maddow Show featured an interview with San Francisco city attorney Dennis Herrara.
  • Anderson Cooper 360 interviewed FRC's Tony Perkins and radio talk show host and LGBT advocate Michelangelo Signorile on their opposing views on the legality of Prop. 8.
  • PBS's New Hour with Jim Lehrer addressed the legal challenges to Prop. 8 and the effects the anti-gay initiative could have on Calif.'s gay couples should it remain intact.
  • Fox News' Glenn Beck, Jonah Goldberg and Jay Sekulow argued against the possible invalidation of Prop. 8, claiming that because Calif. voters narrowly approved the ban, it is constitutional regardless of its effects on the state's gay couples.
  • The Advocate published a recap of the arguments presented during the proceedings and an article, "Prop. 8 Battle: How Did It Go?" featuring expert opinions.
  • Finally, The National Center for Lesbian Rights' Shannon Minter-who presented one of the arguments against Prop. 8 during the heading-provided commentary on the hearing on the NCLR "Overturn 8" website.