Written by Instinct Staff | Wednesday, 20 January 2010
After lunch, the plaintiffs’ team brought out the big guns while Segura remained on the stand: the Mormon and Catholic church involvement in the Prop. 8 campaign. Prop. 8 lawyers tried to keep e-mails and literature distributed by religious groups out of the trial—under the argument that churches have a right to communicate within their organizations and such communication is private—but the judge didn’t buy it. He said Prop. 8 was a political campaign, therefore communication is out in the open, and so the evidence was entered into the trial.
Documents are shown, some with areas blacked out for the public view, that show, to varying degrees, the role religious institutions played in the campaign: from major funding to...FULL STORY