The Prop. 8 trial won’t be in session today because of the federal holiday. And, as we know, the Supreme Court ruled against televising the proceedings. However, we are going to be able to watch the trial on YouTube after all. It won’t be the actual trial, but will have actors doing a re-enactment. Via On Top Magazine:
After the Supreme Court blocked video broadcast of the federal trial to decide the constitutionality of a gay marriage ban last Wednesday, freelance journalist and filmmaker John Ireland decided he’d produce his own version and post it on YouTube.
“People want to see this drama unfold and there is a tremendous narrative that was propelled by that first day of testimony,” Ireland told On Top Magazine on Sunday. “This is the first time that gay and lesbian people have talked about their lives in federal court. It’s historic from that point of view.”
Ireland said he’s basing his storytelling on the accounts of bloggers present at the trial that started last Monday in a San Francisco courtroom.
Videos should be on YouTube tomorrow.