Saturday, August 9, 2008


The reactionary proponents of hateful and exclusionary Proposition 8, that was specifically designed to overthrow the California Supreme Court's decision affirming the right of same-sex couples to marry within the state of California, are now unhappy with the wording used to describe that Proposition. Click this link for the full article.

"Proposition 8 supporters had argued that Brown's title, 'Eliminates Rights of Same-Sex Couples to Marry,' is a prejudicial attempt to sway voters against the measure."

"'The language in the ballot title and summary for Proposition 8 is argumentative and seeks to negatively affect voters,' Andrew Pugno, legal counsel for Prop 8, said in a prepared statement. 'Since the superior court would not exercise its authority to protect voters against misleading language, we will ask the appellate court to do so.'"

Really? What else did they initiate and support with multi-millions of dollars other than to try to have this "argumentative" and "negative" Proposition pass on the November Ballot in California? Why else did they initiate and support this Proposition in the first place, other than to prevent same-sex couples from marrying?

If this Proposition isn't favoring prejudice, for what other reason was it initiated? And these reactionaries have the gall to suggest that the wording of the description of the Proposition "is a prejudicial attempt to sway voters against the measure."? "Eliminates Rights of Same-Sex Couples to Marry" is precisely what Proposition 8 was initiated and designed to accomplish!

The proponents of Proposition 8 show themselves to be not only hateful reactionaries, people who favor exclusion of Gay people from enjoying the same rights that they enjoy, but also show themselves to be cynical opportunists who want to mystify the experience for voters by making them think that they are really not voting against a clearly discriminatory Proposition that was specifically designed to be discriminatory against same-sex couples who want to make a lifetime commitment to each other, and who want the same rights afforded to them that have been afforded to heterosexuals who marry.

If Proposition 8 manifests anything, it manifests itself as being both "argumentative" and "negative," and seeks to exclude Gay California citizens from the rights, privileges, and responsibilities of marriage!

To vote for this Proposition is not only to vote for discrimination, but to show oneself as being no different than those who voted in favor of the political proponents of segregation and Jim Crow in the not too recent past in the United States!
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