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Boies Attacks Antigay Spin Machine

Boies Attacks Antigay Spin Machine


"A horrendous decision."

"A classic case of judicial activism."

A product of the Left "using liberal courts to obtain a political goal they cannot obtain at the ballot box."

It didn't take too long for the antigay spin machine to ramp into high gear following Wednesday's decision in Perry v. Schwarzengger, which struck down Proposition 8 (the above statements were made by the National Organization for Marriage, Liberty Counsel, and the Family Research Council, respectively).

At a Wednesday evening rally in West Hollywood, co-lead plaintiffs' attorney David Boies had this to say about mounting criticism of the case by religious and social conservative groups:

"You're going to hear a lot from the other side. And most of what you're going to hear from the other side is going to be a series of attacks. They're going to attack the judge. They're going to attack the judicial system. They're going to attack everything they can think of to attack except the court's opinion. Because I guarantee you that the people that you hear criticizing this opinion are not going to be prepared to deal with what the opinion has found. I guarantee you that most of the people who criticize the opinion will not even have read it.

"Because what this opinion does is it goes through ... in a thorough, careful, methodical way, what all the claims were and what all the evidence was, and the court concluded that there simply is no evidence to justify the invidious discrimination against some of our citizens based on sex and sexual orientation. And that is something that the other side cannot deal with."

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