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A little excerpt from the Proposition 8 trial currently going on in California, featuring Prop 8 supporter William Tam…

A little excerpt from the Proposition 8 trial currently going on in California, featuring Prop 8 supporter William Tam:

Boies pointed to a position from Prop. 8 supporters that gays were 12 times more likely to molest children, a fact Tam said he believes.

Where’d you learn that? Boies asked. I don’t recall, Tam replied.

“I’m asking you what you read?” Boies asked, voice rising, wanting to know how that could be put out to support Prop. 8.

“I don’t remember,” Tam said. “Was it a book?” Boies kept on. “An article?” he asked. “Who wrote it?”

“I don’t know,” Tam said.

Boies continued to press on messages from gay marriage opponents that Tam endorsed, including the fact that San Francisco government was “run by homosexuals.” How could that be, the mayor isn’t homosexual, is he? Boies asked. Tam agreed. Boies asked why he pushed Prop. 8 by saying same-sex marriage would result in legalizing prostitution.

“That didn’t have anything to do with Proposition 8, did it sir?” Boies asked.

“Right,” Tam said.

… asked whether he considers himself “hostile to gays and lesbians,” Tam replied: “No, I don’t.”

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