Tag Archives: Proposition 8

Haters Lead Prop 8 Fundraising

The right-wing has surged into the lead in the contest to raise money over the Proposition 8 battle. Proponents of Proposition 8, a ballot initiative that would ban same-sex marriage, raised about $3.7 million from Jan. 1 through June 30, according to state filings. In contrast, gay-rights activists who oppose the measure raised about $2.5 million through June 30. The …

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PG & E Gives $250K To Fight Prop 8

Pacific Gas & Electric, which provides Northern California with most of its electricity and natural gas, has donated $250K to the fight against Proposition 8. Giving a financial and public relations boost to gay marriage proponents, PG&E announced today that it is giving $250,000 to the No on Proposition 8 campaign. The utility also said it will spearhead the formation …

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Because The Truth Hurts

Opponents of gay marriage in California were quick to announce that they would sue to overturn last week’s rewording of Proposition 8, which makes it clear to voters that they would be overturning an existing right. The haters claim the Attorney General Jerry Brown had the proposition reworded in order to bolster his gubernatorial chances in 2010. Jennifer Kerns, spokeswoman …

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WordPerfect Founder Bruce Bastian Pledges $1M To Fight Prop 8

Utah resident and WordPerfect cofounder Bruce Bastian has pledged $1M to fight California’s Proposition 8 as out-of-state money continues to roll in on both sides of the issue. When Bruce Bastian of Utah stood up Saturday night at a San Francisco dinner and wrote a $1 million check for the campaign against Proposition 8, he made it clearer than ever …

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Prop. 8 Reworded (It’s A Good Thing)

The California Attorney General’s office has reworded Proposition 8 so that voters understand that they would be rescinding an existing right. The new text: Proposition 8ELIMINATES RIGHT OF SAME-SEX COUPLES TO MARRY.INITIATIVE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENT Changes California Constitution to eliminate right of same-sex couples to marry. Provides that only a marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized …

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LA Police Chief Donates Against Prop.8

Los Angeles chief of police William J. Bratton supports gay marriage and has made a personal donation to the fight against Proposition 8. LAPD Police Chief William J. Bratton has come out — in favor of gay marriage. As a wedding gift to friend and celebrity publicist Howard Bragman and his longtime partner, Chuck O’Donnell, Bratton made it official: He …

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Majority Oppose Prop 8

Using the same language as the amendment, a new Field Poll shows that a majority of Californians continue to oppose Proposition 8. Pollsters expect opposition to grow. Proposition 8, the constitutional amendment that would ban same-sex marriage in California, is opposed by 51 percent of likely voters with 42 percent in favor, according to a new Field Poll. Those results …

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CA Supremes: Prop 8 Stays On Ballot

In a setback for the marriage equality battle in California, this afternoon the state Supreme Court refused to remove Proposition 8 from the November ballot. The state Supreme Court refused today to remove a proposed ban on same-sex marriage from the November ballot. The initiative, Proposition 8, is a state constitutional amendment that would overturn the court’s May 15 ruling …

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Rift Develops Between Prop. 8 Backers

There’s trouble between the two biggest backers of California’s Proposition 8, the November ballot measure that would overturn gay marriage. One group of haters doesn’t want the other group of haters joining the fight to keep the measure on the ballot. Because, get this, they hate TOO much. A united front by conservative forces against same-sex marriage in California is …

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Wingnuttery Of The Day

From the Campaign for Children and Families, the group behind Proposition 8 in California.

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HomoQuotable – David Benkof

“It is with great sadness that I announce that I feel I must withdraw from openly supporting man-woman marriage in the United States. I recently learned quite a bit of disturbing information that makes it impossible for me to continue supporting a movement I no longer respect. I have not yet decided when or even if I will write about …

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