December 6, 2010
By Adam Bink
On this afternoon’s 9th Circuit hearing liveblog and chat thread, there were, as of this post, 642 comments (and counting).
On the following thread with analysis and discussion, 137 comments and counting.
And given that there have been more than 62,000 views of this site and counting today, there undoubtedly are far more watching this unfold.
We worked hard to bring you coverage of this trial — previews, live-blogging for those who couldn’t watch, inside views for those who could, and legal analysis for both types of folks. We had quick analysis from some of the best legal minds in the movement for full marriage equality and longer analysis from seasoned experts. And we’re not done — we’ll have more in the coming days of every angle and tidbit out there.
But providing all of this coverage costs time and money. Travel expenses, blogging expenses, lots of other expenses.
That’s why I’d like to humbly ask you to give back to Prop8TrialTracker.com today by making a tax-deductible donation to the Courage Campaign Institute. Every cent of your money will go towards maintaining the coverage you’ve come to use, the community you’ve helped start, and fighting the good fight towards overturning Prop 8 and enshrining the freedom to marry for same-sex couples across our nation.
Take a second for me. Go and Google “Prop 8 trial”. As of this post, yes, that’s us in the first search result. And the second. And the third. Together, all of us at the P8TT mothership have helped this site become not only a hub for the best coverage of the Prop 8 trial on the web, but a place where folks in the “movable middle” can go. Think of the benefits when someone unsure about marriage equality clicks here to read. Not to mention a place where one meets the person he will marry, and a community of sharing rapid-response and analysis with each other (we just passed 85,000 comments, and are now over 3.7 million views, since the site launched in January).
We can only maintain that if you give back to P8TT. We want to not just keep the lights on; we want to expand our coverage. We want to be able to report from courtrooms in other states, like in New Jersey with Garden State Equality and Lambda Legal’s lawsuit. We want to continue covering NOM’s movements with sites like NOMExposed.org and efforts like our NOM Tour Tracker travel to make sure what they say and do has the glare of the public spotlight. Most of all, we want to win the freedom to marry for same-sex couples.