Margaret Talbot asks readers to compare the blogging coming from the Courage Campaign to the tweets from the Alliance Defense Fund. Her summary of the task before historian George Chauncey:

Chauncey has to support the argument that gays are politically weak and that public opinion is not in favor of marriagecomparative political powerlessness is one of the criteria that qualifies a group as a “suspect class” and triggers strict scrutiny of laws singling them out. But at the same time, he must at least acknowledge some of the obvious evidence to the contrary. (Today, he was asked if it was true that Nancy Pelosi was an ally for gay Americans.)

FireDogLake is also live-blogging the trial. The defense is citing Brokeback Mountain and Will & Grace as proof gays are no longer discriminated against.

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