Welcome everyone to Bilerico Project's LiveBlog with three leaders of this year's anti-amendment battles in California, Florida and Arizona - Kate Kendall (No on 8), Nadine Smith (Equality Florida) and Barbara McCullough-Jones (Equality Arizona). All three women have agreed to appear on behalf of themselves and not any organization. Their responses to questions are their own personal opinions and experiences.
Please keep in mind: Readership will be high and we won't be able to approve every comment submitted to the LiveBlog. Comments or questions that personally attack a reader/panelist or contain a slur will not be published. This post's comments section will remain open and all comments submitted there will be published.
We realize that passions are high over our topic tonight; we expect difficult questions and heart-felt responses, but request that everyone remain civil. (You can be angry and civil at the same time!) You're welcome to submit questions or comments for them at any time during the LiveBlog. We'll try to answer as many reader questions as possible, but plan on finishing by 9pm EST.
UPDATE: The LiveBlog is over. Transcript after the jump.