The Associated Press is reporting that the US Supreme Court has determined that cameras may not be allowed in the courtroom for the Prop 8 trial. No surprisingly, the court was divided 5-4, with the 5 conservative justices making up the majority. The four dissenting judges were Stephen Breyer, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Sonia Sotomayor and John Paul Stevens. In a dissent written by Breyer, they said the high court should have stayed out of the issue, saying that "the public interest weighs in favor of providing access to the courts."
This is not welcome news for our side. It's hard not to see the vote as a harbinger of things to come, but I'll try to remain positive and believe that this vote had nothing to do with the subject of same-ex marriage and only to do with cameras in the courtroom.