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Thursday, January 14, 2010

You Won't Be Watching Prop. 8 Trial on YouTube -- So Why Not Just Show Up at the Courthouse?

Posted By on Thu, Jan 14, 2010 at 12:01 AM

click to enlarge This Black Friday line is apparently way worse than anything Prop. 8 trial attendees are facing
  • This Black Friday line is apparently way worse than anything Prop. 8 trial attendees are facing
Supporters of same-sex marriage were dealt a blow by yesterday's Supreme Court ruling (5-4 -- get used to this...) keeping cameras out of the ongoing Proposition 8 trial. But, for San Franciscans, there's another option and it's far more low-tech. Just go.

Trial attendees have reported to SF Weekly that, with the exception of the packed house on day one, everyone who has shown up has gotten in. You don't even have to get there at the crack of dawn; getting into the Prop. 8 trial is easier than waiting in line for a cheap laptop at Best Buy on Black Friday.

"Yeah, there are enough open seats," reported one colleague attending the trial. "And the overflow room is awesome."

Supervisor Bevan Dufty reported that his buddy Mike Colby, in town from

Boston, walked up to the trial at 8:30 or 9 a.m. on Tuesday and

Wednesday and was seated both times.

"I thought it'd be a zoo to try to get in," said Dufty. "But maybe now I'll go take a gander a little bit. Apparently, this is a San Francisco secret."

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Joe Eskenazi was born in San Francisco, raised in the Bay Area, and attended U.C. Berkeley. He never left. "Your humble narrator" was a staff writer and columnist for SF Weekly from 2007 to 2015. He resides in the Excelsior with his wife, 4.3 miles from his birthplace and 5,474 from hers.


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