*clears throat* I got a little carried away there. Anyway, on top of that now, we have the judge:
Chief U.S. District Judge Vaughn R. Walker asked attorney Theodore Olson, who represents two same-sex couples suing to overturn Proposition 8, how the ban could be called discriminatory, since California already allows domestic partnerships.Wow. Just -- wow.
"How is it discrimination to ban you from entering into a contract that is understood and recognized by many jurisdictions and the general population, when you've got one that has a different definition in every jurisdiction that might recognize it, is poorly understood by the general population and thus not granted the same respect?"
"Gee, I don't know! Sorry to have wasted your time, Mr. Judge!"
I thought I was done being depressed for a while, but apparently not.
EDIT: Should've looked for more complete coverage -- here's a liveblog showing more of the questions, and in context it's not so bad. Still an uphill fight, but not so hopeless.