Tag Archives: No On 8

No On 8 Says “We Messed Up”

Rex Wockner has posted a recapping of the Equality Summit now going on in California, where leaders of the marriage equality movement there have expressed regret over hiring professional lobbyists to run the No On 8 campaign. An excerpt: More than 400 gay activists gathered at the Los Angeles Convention Center Jan. 24 to organize and strategize to win back ...

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No On 8 Executive Committee Names Revealed By Activist Michael Petrelis

Throughout the Proposition 8 battle, the No On 8 campaign refused to publicly identify its executive committee members, much to the consternation of many in the LGBT press. In December, San Francisco-based activist/troublemaker Michael Petrelis filed one of those fancy liberal Freedom Of Information requests with the state. And yesterday he got the names. According to Petrelis, the names were ...

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Prop 8 Summit To Restrict Media

As has been documented here and on many other LGBT blogs, the decision making of the No On 8 campaign was largely done behind closed doors, much to the concern of many donors who questioned several critical strategies of the operation. Later this month there will be a postmortem summit of No On 8 organizers and again, media access will ...

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Rolling Stone Rips No On 8

Rolling Stone has published a lengthy piece by Tim Dickinson about the campaign to fight Prop 8. A small excerpt: “This was political malpractice,” says a Democratic consultant who operates at the highest level of California politics. “They fucked this up, and it was painful to watch. They shouldn’t be allowed to pawn this off on the Mormons or anyone ...

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LA Times: Prop 8’s Lessons

Wondering where all those protesters were before the election, the Los Angeles Times doles out some blame. Same-sex marriage advocates produced only one hard-hitting commercial, depicting a pair of Mormon missionaries ripping up the wedding license of a married gay couple, but didn’t air it until election day. The campaign made little effort to reach out to the African American ...

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No On 8 Says “Not So Fast”

Citing as many as four million still uncounted ballots, California marriage equality advocates are refusing to concede a loss on Proposition 8. The Associated Press this morning reported that Californians adopted the measure calling for a constitutional amendment outlawing same-sex marriage and overturning the state Supreme Court decision that gave gay couples the right to wed just months ago. But ...

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Pelosi “Honors Her Conscience”

U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi went on local San Francisco television on Friday to oppose Proposition 8. Pelosi has said that campaign finance laws prevent her from making an anti-8 advertisement because her name is on this year’s ballot, although her campaign did make a $10K donation.

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Thousands Rally Against Prop 8 In San Diego’s Gayborhood

Describing it as the largest LGBT event to hit San Diego outside of gay Pride, our man Rex Wockner attended a huge anti-Prop 8 rally last night in that city’s biggest gayborhood. Between 7,000 and 10,000 people took to University Avenue in San Diego’s heavily gay Hillcrest district the evening of Nov. 1 to protest Proposition 8, the Nov. 4 ...

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Sports Heroes Say No On 8

Basketball hero Magic Johnson and retired San Francisco 49ers quarterback Steve Young (through his wife) have both come out against Proposition 8. Via the No On 8 official site: Magic Johnson, enshrined in the Basketball Hall of Fame after winning five NBA championships as a Los Angeles Laker, and three Most Valuable Player awards, has lent his voice to the ...

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Today: Double Your Donation To Prop 8 With The Help Of Tim Gill

Tim Gill, the founder of software giant Quark and gay social network Connextion, has made a $100K matching donation to No On 8. Gill said “Proposition 8 needs all of our support to be defeated and protect marriage for gays and lesbians not just in California, but across the country. This amendment would eliminate the equal treatment of all Californians ...

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Bill Clinton Says No On 8

Via Equality California: In a telephone call to California voters, President Clinton delivers the following message regarding the unfairness of Proposition 8: “This is Bill Clinton calling to ask you to vote NO on Proposition 8 on Tuesday, November 4th. Proposition 8 would use state law to single out one group of Californians to be treated differently — discriminating against ...

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Samuel Jackson Says No On 8

An excellent new clip from Samuel L. Jackson appeals to black voters.

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Latest Poll: Yes On 8 Down By 5

The latest Field Poll, released last night: Over the past six weeks, a proposed constitutional amendment that would end same-sex marriage in California has gained substantial ground but still trails by a five-point margin heading into Tuesday’s election. A new Field Poll shows Proposition 8, one of the most closely watched state ballot measures in years, is supported by 44 ...

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Who Would Jeebus Hack? Cyber Attack On No On 8 Fundraising Site Continues

Last night’s cyber-attack on No On 8’s site is continuing. The denial-of-service (DoS) attack on NoOnProp8.com that started last night continues. When you attempt to go to the URL, it either will time out or, perhaps, eventually load after a long delay. How does this happen? In one common DoS scenario, it would be this: Botnets of infected Windows computers ...

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Hackers Attack Gay Marriage Sites

The No On 8 and Say No 2 sites were the apparent victims of a cyber attack last night. Via press release: Today the NO on Prop 8 campaign’s Web site was the victim of what appears to be a coordinated attack designed to bring the system down. According to http://www.responsetrack.net/lnk/calitics/1855212/?14LGF0093D5/ , the denial-of-service attack (DoS) on the NO on ...

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It’s Make Or Break Time On Prop 8

Reportedly, internal polling at Equality California shows Prop 8 at a dead heat right now. But this just in from executive director Geoff Kors: On Tuesday, the other side reported donations of $2.2 million, dwarfing the $255,650 we reported, and called on their donors to contribute another $3 million. With this enormous sum of money they are buying every available ...

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No On 8 To Air YouTube Clips

Via press release: In a first for an American political campaign, the NO on Prop 8 campaign will pay to air two spots that were originally produced and uploaded to YouTube by supporters completely independent of the campaign. “We have been overwhelmed by the outpouring of talent and creativity that has just exploded on the Internet,” said Patrick Guerriero, NO ...

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Hollywood Says No On 8

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Sen. Diane Feinstein Says No On 8

No On 8 notes: The ad’s placement on statewide television happens to coincide with the 30th anniversary of the murder of San Francisco Mayor George Moscone and City Supervisor Harvey Milk. Feinstein, who was President of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors 30 years ago, immediately became the city’s mayor at a time of great unrest and anguish. Re-elected twice, ...

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Don’t Be A Douche

The funniest No On 8 ads are from YouTubers Don’t Be A Douche On 8.

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