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Mormon Documents May End Up In Prop 8 Trial

Jim Burroway

January 12th, 2010

Salt Lake City’s ABC affiliate KTVX reports that documents from the LDS Church concerning their efforts at passing California’s Proposition 8 may well end up in the Prop 8 trial after all:

Again, according to our sources, the San Francisco City Attorney, Dennis Herrera, requested, perhaps, as many as 1,500 copied documents about the LDS Church’s opposition to gay marriage. The documents reportedly deal with the LDS Church’s earlier efforts to defeat gay marriage movements in other states, efforts going back a number of years. Herrera, coincidentally, has been admitted as co-counsel in the California federal case to over-turn the ban on gay marriage.

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Stephen
January 13th, 2010 | LINK

It will be interesting to see what documents–if any–make it into the federal trial. LDS (Mormon) involvement against marriage equality for gays and lesbians is well documented.

cowboy
January 13th, 2010 | LINK

In a related note: Fred Karger who filed a complaint against the Mormons is now being hassled by NOM (a Mormon front group?).

From an article in the Laguna Beach Independent:

Karger’s activism in September led to his entanglement in a federal lawsuit. He was served a subpoena by theNational Organization for Marriage, organized to oppose same-sex marriage in state legislatures, in its suit against top California state officials over public records.

Karger anticipated what he believes is retaliation. The subpoena compels him to produce a daunting amount of records for Californians Against Hate since January 2008. He retained Stevens, O’Connell and Jacobs to represent him.

There is a fund to help Mr. Karger. http://www.fiveforfred.com

Johnson
January 13th, 2010 | LINK

Notice they went after Karger, and Karger only. What does that tell you? It tells me that Karger was dead-on right and they consider him a big enough threat that they decided to try and tie him up in legal proceedings.

Priya Lynn
January 13th, 2010 | LINK

And what has Karger done to deserve such attention?

Richard W. Fitch
January 13th, 2010 | LINK

Priya – read the link that cowboy posted: http://www.fiveforfred.com
Karger describes himself as a citizen advocate/activist. He has filed several requests for investigation of NOM and other PAC groups that are resisting financial disclosure.

Priya Lynn
January 13th, 2010 | LINK

I see, that’s an impressive effort he’s put forth. May justice prevail.

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