June 8, 2012
By Scottie Thomaston
A few days ago I asked for help to send me and the Prop 8 Trial Tracker team to Netroots Nation ’12 in Providence next week. Thanks to you all, we have raised the money to make that happen. I’m already in the process of doing and scheduling interviews, meeting with some of the big players in LGBT organizations and legal groups. We will have some of those reports from the conference on some of the goings-on here. The conversations I’ve been having are great and informative.
I talked to Jennifer Levi, a lawyer for GLAD who used to clerk for Judge Michael Boudin, the judge who wrote the opinion in the first circuit striking down the Defense of Marriage Act as unconstitutional. We will have that interview posted as well as some other reports. Many of the marriage equality organizations in Minnesota, Maryland and other states are here as well.
Thanks so much: you all made it possible for me to be able to attend this year. The fund raiser was a huge success. We will be able to provide better coverage in the future because of the great connections available to us here!