Davina Kotulski

Prop 8 Trial: Sunrise Vigil Video & Witness List

Filed By Davina Kotulski | January 15, 2010 9:30 AM | comments

Filed in: Marriage Equality, Politics, Politics
Tags: California, gay marriage, marriage equality, Prop 8 trial, Prop. 8, same-sex marriage, sunrise vigil

I'll be back in the courthouse today, but I wanted to share these videos from the Sunrise Vigil (for and against marriage equality) and a list of the witnesses (thanks Pam Brown). If you are interested Google them and learn more so you have the who's who.

To be clear from my last blog, the "Aggressive violent acts by supporters of LGBT rights," it was their frame not mine and I do know these folks lie. LGBTIQ people, including myself, have long been the victims of hate speech, violence, and crime. I don't put it past these folks to cry victim when the reverse is true. They are the bullies, but we are all human.

I follow the teachings of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., whose birthday is today, who worked with African-American men and women and their allies, to always embrace non-violent means. The National Civil Rights Museum in Memphis, Tennessee, where Dr. King was taken from us, has video of non-violent teachings where young people are at lunch counters being taunted by segregationists, getting cigarette ashes and milkshakes dumped on their head as they are called horrible names, and yet, these activists are calm, graceful, and committed to their cause.

Now, I'm not saying, we should let people beat us up. If someone comes at me, I'm calling 911 and making a police report. I am saying that it behooves us to channel our anger in organizing and educating, but not in yelling matches with the opposition or other foolish endeavors.

MEET THE WITNESSES

Plaintiffs Witnesses (one's with ** are also on Defendant's list)

  • Kristin Perry (plaintiff)**
  • Sandra Stier (plaintiff)**
  • Paul Katami (plaintiff)**
  • Jeffrey Zarrillo (plaintiff)**
  • MV Lee Badgett, PhD (Williams' Institute UCLA)**
  • Nancy Cott, PhD (history of marriage)**
  • George Chauncey, PhD (history of discrimination)**
  • Daniel Hamermesh, PhD (economic value of marriage)**
  • Gregory Herek, PhD (antigay stigma and other psychological issues)**
  • Michael Lamb, PhD (impact on children)**
  • Ilan Meyer, PhD (stigma and prejudice)**
  • Letitia Anne Pepla, PhD (benefits of marriage)**
  • Gary Segura, PhD (political vulnerability of gays)**
  • Edmund Egan, PhD (costs of discrimination to City & County)**
  • Jerry Sanders (San Diego Mayor)
  • Helen Zia (Asian American lesbian - impact of being denied marriage and importance of it)
  • William Rogers (gay man with two sons and importance of marriage)
  • Ryan Kendall (gay man subjected to conversion therapy)
  • Dennis Hollingsworth (Proponent of Prop 8 - genesis, strategy and execution of campaign)
  • Gail Knight (Proponent of Prop 8 - genesis, strategy and execution of campaign) I believe she is the widow of Senator Pete Knight of Prop 22
  • Martin Gutierrez (Proponent of Prop 8 - genesis, strategy and execution of campaign)
  • Mark Jansson (Proponent of Prop 8 - genesis, strategy and execution of campaign)
  • Ron Prentice (Yes on 8 Exec Council - genesis, strategy and execution of campaign)
  • Edward "Ned" Dolejsi (Yes on 8 Exec Committee member - genesis, strategy and execution of campaign)
  • Andrew Pugno (Protect Marriage Council - genesis, strategy and execution of campaign)
  • Frank Schubert (Protect Marriage Campaign Manager - genesis, strategy and execution of campaign)
  • Jeff Flint (Protect Marriage Campaign Manager - genesis, strategy and execution of campaign)
  • Does #1-20 (Unnamed persons - genesis, strategy and execution of campaign)
  • James Garlow (Senior Pastor of Skyline Wesleyan, Active in Yes on 8 campaign - genesis, strategy and execution of campaign)
  • Mike McPherson (Senior Pastor of Rock Church, Active in Yes on 8 campaign - genesis, strategy and execution of campaign)
  • Bill May (Catholics for a Common Good, Active in Yes on 8 campaign - genesis, strategy and execution of campaign)
  • Bill Criswell (Marketing Communications Services, Prop 8 Vendor - genesis, strategy and execution of campaign)
  • David Blankenhorn (Founder of Institute of American Values)** Loren Marks (Professor at Lousiana State, purports one man-one woman good for child )**
  • Paul Nathanson, PhD (McGill Religious Studies Professor)**
  • Katherine Young (McGill Professors, purports to know about religion and marriage)**
  • Daniel Robinson, PhD (Oxford Philosophy, purports to know about sexual orientation)**
  • Kenneth Miller, PhD (Assoc Prof at Claremont McKenna - purports to understand political power)**
  • Douglas Allen (Prof of Econ at Simon Fraser University, purports to know about same sex marriage)
  • Separate Defendants Witnesses
  • City & County of San Francisco Clerk
  • California Secretary of State


OPPONENTS OF MARRIAGE EQUALITY VIDEO INTERVIEWS FROM SUNRISE VIGIL 1/11/10

"How do you know I'm heterosexual?" Luke Otterstad

Frankly, I thought he and his friend,Vladimir Musorvichi, looked like cute gay guys.

I know I wasn't the only one.


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Norma Esmonton | January 16, 2010 1:09 PM

If you want to know all about Luke Otterstad go to www.daviswiki.org. Just do a search on "Otterstad". Luke is a member of the church of the divide located in Garden Valley, CA.
There is a lot of research, concerning this church and its members (all six of them), on this website.

Alan K Chan | January 17, 2010 4:23 AM

Is it me or is that Vladimir Musorvichi the biggest idiot for truly not understanding the concept of "separation of church and state" or a complete genius for using a circular argument?