Friday, September 12, 2008

Vote "No" on Prop 8

In November, Californians will be voting on proposition 8, which would amend the state constitution so that "only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California." This of course is an attempt to undo the California Supreme Court's decision over the summer that struck down the ban on same sex marriage.

One of the arguments used by the opponents of same sex marriage, is that the issue should be decided by the electorate, not the courts. If you agree with that argument, this would mean the electorate of California.

But guess who is funding the proposition 8 campaign? That's right! Mostly people from out-of-state!

So Californians, when you go out there to vote for Obama, don't forget to vote "No" on 8. Tell these people from New Hampshire, that they should keep their money and spend it people do in New Hampshire besides hate gays.


Redacted in Camera said...

Kinda like how various opposition candidates in Minnesota are getting their funds from non-Minnesota sources?

Maybe McCain-Feingold should have included a stipulation that state and local elections should be funded only from local sources?

the default attorney said...

Maybe. Candidates of national parties, even for local office, I can sort of understand a little bit more. This actually involves out of state funding for the amendment of the CA constitution.

Maybe there is no difference actually. I mean, if you want to support your position out of state, I guess it doesn't really matter if your position is "republican" or "bigot."

Interesting. Thanks RIC.