Defendants of Prop. 8 heavily hinged their argument, in court, on Spitzer's study and the "evidence" that gays and lesbians could simply change their orientation, thereby meaning they weren't being denied rights. They could simply choose to be straight, and get married.
Now that their main "proof" of this is kaput, what does that do to their case?
Video after the jump.
Maddow states: “It was important for the lawyer on the anti-gay side to get it on the record that this prominent study by this prominent expert psychiatrist proved that gay people can change. It is relatively central to their argument that denying gay people access to marriage isn't some kind of second class citizenship for gay people. Gay people have first class citizenship, all they have to do is change into straight people and then they can have all the rights they want.”
“That argument has just fallen apart.”
What do you think, Instincters? Could this be a break in the case for marriage equality?