Friday, September 19, 2008

No on California Proposition 8

There's an initiative on California's ballot this November, Proposition 8:
ELIMINATES RIGHT OF SAME-SEX COUPLES TO MARRY. INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT. Changes California Constitution to eliminate the right of same-sex couples to marry. Provides that only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.
It it very important that this be defeated. The Mormons are supporting it big-time, and they have a lot of money and people behind it. You can donate here to help defeat this.

A recent Field Poll has some good news: They find 55% opposed, 38% in favor, vs. 51% opposed 42% in favor back in July. And I'm optimistic that various celebrity gay marriages that have attracted attention will sway some people into believing that it's an OK thing. But with the money and energy the anti-gay marriage forces are bringing to bear, it's no time to rest on our laurels. I think will win, but I still made a contribution.

Not only is this an important battle for California, but I really think a victory here could turn the tide nationally on using anti-gay sentiment as a political wedge issue for the Republicans.


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