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Old 10-24-2008, 03:25 PM   #421
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Not sure if this has been posted...

But I find these bullying tactics discusting:

Calif. gay marriage ban backers target businesses

Extortion Boycotts like this have been tried, and they usually fail. But it is shameful.
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Just a minor related note to boycotting businesses etc. Apple Computer has been against prop 8 from the get-go. They recently announced they're donating $100,000 to the cause.
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Just a minor related note to boycotting businesses etc. Apple Computer has been against prop 8 from the get-go. They recently announced they're donating $100,000 to the cause.

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I wouldn't call this bullying but it sounds like Calf. attorney general Jerry Brown is trying to rig the vote against the Proposition 8 by playing on people's emotions.

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The language of the amendment itself is simple and cannot be changed: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid and recognized in California.” These 14 words remain the issue before the voters this November. But what Jerry Brown did was to change the “ballot language” (the title and description of Prop 8 that voters will see on the ballot when they go to vote) from “Limit on Marriage. Constitutional Amendment.” to “Eliminates Right of Same-Sex Couples to Marry Initiative. Constitutional Amendment.”
Jerry Brown Tries to Sink California Marriage Amendment - HUMAN EVENTS
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I wouldn't call this bullying but it sounds like Calf. attorney general Jerry Brown is trying to rig the vote against the Proposition 8 by playing on people's emotions.
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Oh no!!!!! You mean just like the "Yes On 8 - Religious Freedom" or "Yes on 8 - Protect Parent's rights" signs the mormons were waving in my face last night ?

Or like maybe the ads with the little kid saying "today in school i learned a princess can marry another princess" do, despite the fact that marriage is NOT taught in schools ?

Shame on on trying to play on people's emotions.........

Are you in California by the way ?
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Oh no!!!!! You mean just like the "Yes On 8 - Religious Freedom" or "Yes on 8 - Protect Parent's rights" signs the mormons were waving in my face last night ?

Or like maybe the ads with the little kid saying "today in school i learned a princess can marry another princess" do, despite the fact that marriage is NOT taught in schools ?

Shame on on trying to play on people's emotions.........
I should think there's a difference between voters writing signs to wave around and a state official writing the “ballot language.” I guess not.
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Are you in California by the way ?
No, but we have courts and unelected judges here in Indiana too and we all know what the next step to move this process along is. Get hitched out in California and then go back home and bring a Full Faith and Credit Clause lawsuit against (insert name of backward, bigoted state here.)
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we all know what the next step to move this process along is.[/u]
God forbid we move equal rights along eh ?
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God forbid we move equal rights along eh ?
Equal rights. Equal protection. Marriage equality. That's all taxpaying, American citizens in Dearborn, Michigan will ask for.

And toscano will tell them...
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Equal rights. Equal protection. Marriage equality. That's all taxpaying, American citizens in Dearborn, Michigan will ask for.

And toscano will tell them...
Where does Dearborn fit into the California Prop 8 discussion ?
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Where does Dearborn fit into the California Prop 8 discussion ?
If you're looking forward, more predominantly than Bull Connor, George Wallace, segregation in the South or 100 year old miscegenation laws do.
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If you're looking forward, more predominantly than Bull Connor, George Wallace, segregation in the South or 100 year old miscegenation laws do.
So, where does Dearborn fit into the California Prop 8 discussion ?
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Lift the needle, your record's stuck !!
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Are you going to answer or not ?
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I wouldn't call this bullying but it sounds like Calf. attorney general Jerry Brown is trying to rig the vote against the Proposition 8 by playing on people's emotions.



Jerry Brown Tries to Sink California Marriage Amendment - HUMAN EVENTS
Jerry Brown tries to sink Prop 8... by more accurately describing it?



Seems to me that if by more fully explaining what a proposition intends to do you turn more voters off, it's the proposition itself that's the problem, not whoever is trying to change the wording on the ballot.
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I wouldn't call this bullying but it sounds like Calf. attorney general Jerry Brown is trying to rig the vote against the Proposition 8 by playing on people's emotions.



Jerry Brown Tries to Sink California Marriage Amendment - HUMAN EVENTS
This is old news, even older than the August dateline the (incredibly fair and balanced) website gives. The Yes on 8 people took Brown to court about the wording. The judge (oh noes!) let it stand because same-sex marriage is already legal in California and the amendment really, actually does take away a right already in place in California.
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