Everything You Need to Keep Up With the Prop 8 & DOMA Hearings


Want to keep up with the hearings and make sense of what you’re reading? Here are some ways to get started.

There is a whole lot flying around on Twitter, Facebook, and blogs about the historic Supreme Court hearings about Proposition 8 in California and DOMA (Defense of Marriage Act). We’ve sifted through a lot and found the best links for you to keep up with what’s going on.

If you aren’t sure what the hearings are or what they’re about…

Get a quick recap to find out everything you need to know from Kathryn DeHoyos.

Read NPR’s “The Same-Sex Marriage Cases: A Primer”.

If you are unsure about the possible outcomes of the hearings…

Check out this graph by the New York Times that details what the rulings could be and what they could mean for you.

See how the cases could unfold on the SCOTUSblog.

If you are looking to dive into the conversation…

Start with searches on Twitter. The hottest ones right now are #marriageequality  Prop 8, SCOTUS, and DOMA.

Also try visiting the Human Rights Campaign and GLAAD on Facebook for updates and lots of images you can share with your friends.

If you want up-to-the-minute information about what’s happening with the hearings…

Read the SCOTUSblog or follow them on Twitter.

Read the Human Rights Campaign blog that is updating regularly throughout the hearings.

If you want a recap of the hearing about Prop 8…

Listen to NPR’s recap online.

Read a recap of the Prop 8 oral argument in plain English.

Listen to the audio from the hearing or read the transcript.

If you want a recap of the hearing about DOMA…

Read our overview of the DOMA oral arguments.

Read a recap of the DOMA oral arguments in plain English.

Listen to the audio from the hearing or read the transcript.

If you want to get involved but don’t know what to do next…

The Human Rights Campaign has the perfect page for you that outlines actions you can take.

If you want one of those nifty images that people are using for their profile pictures…

Here is a small version, and here is a larger one.

If you want to see a cool graph showing you the pulse of the conversation…

Check out USA Today’s graph showing where in the US people are tweeting about the hearings.

If you want an awesome video to share about marriage equality…

Send them this video, called “It’s Time”:

What links would you add to this list?


About Deanna Ogle

Deanna Ogle hails from the greater Detroit area and her work has appeared in The Good Men Project, The Printed Blog, and Provoketive Magazine. She is studying journalism and religious studies, and writes at her personal blog Soul like a Spider. Loves: carnations, iced espresso, and watching movies with her husband. Find her at Twitter, Google and Facebook.

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