Truncated transcript from today’s SCOTUS argument
For those of you who don’t want to read the transcript of the oral argument in Hollingsworth v. Perry, which is all of 82 pages long, or whose heads exploded when you tried to read it, I’ve written a helpful summary. It’s available below the jump.
This summary is still fairly long, but it’s shorter and I’ve worked to make things as accessible as possible to those without legal training.
As a result, there are some places where I might have oversimplified the legal argument. My summarizing might be partially colored by my personal viewpoints, but this is basically what happened, plus or minus the aliens eating children.
Stop what you are doing and read this. Right now.
“SOTOMAYOR: Aside from marriage, do you think the government can discriminate against gays and lesbians?
COOPER: No, that would be wrong.
SOTOMAYOR: Then what the actual fuck are you doing standing up here?”
Oh, how I wish this were the actual transcript.