Who's Voting No on Proposition 8 - Banning Gay Marriage in California?

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    Sep 12, 2008 1:27 PM GMT

    Who's voting NO on Proposition 8 on November 4th banning gay marriage?

    I'm certainly going to as I have a vested interest, my partner Tim and I are getting married after being together 7 years on October 16th.
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    Sep 12, 2008 2:19 PM GMT
    I think you have your wording a little incorrect.

    A vote no would NOT ban gay marriage.

    A vote yet would amend the constitution to discriminate against gays and lesbians and not allow them to ever get married.
  • stevendust

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    Sep 12, 2008 2:24 PM GMT
    Yeah, it's blatant discrimination, I doubt it'll pass, but we'll see. I actually burned the handout I got... icon_lol.gif
  • Koaa2

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    Sep 12, 2008 2:37 PM GMT
    I will vote No on Prop 8.

    Already domestic partner, no plans for marriage.
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    Sep 12, 2008 4:58 PM GMT
    I do think this is an important issue. It took 4 years for the Supreme Court to rule in favor of gays finally being allowed to marry.

    This is what the other side is saying:


    Proposition 8

    Proposition 8 is simple and straightforward. It contains the same 14 words that were previously approved in 2000 by over 61% of California voters: “Only marriage between a man and a woman is valid or recognized in California.”

    Because four activist judges in San Francisco wrongly overturned the people’s vote, we need to pass this measure as a constitutional amendment to restore the definition of marriage as between a man and a woman.

    Voting YES on Proposition 8 does 3 simple things:

    * It restores the definition of marriage to what the vast majority of California voters already approved and what Californians agree should be supported, not undermined.

    * It overturns the outrageous decision of four activist Supreme Court judges who ignored the will of the people.

    * It protects our children from being taught in public schools that “same-sex marriage” is the same as traditional marriage.

    (I find it interesting that the majority of judges they are speaking about were primarily GOP.)

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    Sep 12, 2008 5:02 PM GMT
    Yes, be clear. It's a no vote if you want equal rights. The prop is to remove rights.
  • olden

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    Sep 12, 2008 5:26 PM GMT
    You bet it is a big NO !! on Prop 8.

    I assisted in a website with PSAs for Vote No.

    Californians PLEASE, don't just vote No, talk to others and convince them, both straight and gay to vote No.

    It is not about marriage; it is not about religion; it is about freedom to choose who we wish to spend our lives with and that that freedom has the same legal standing as that of hererosexual couples.

    (Sorry, I am now descending from my soap box amidst thundering )applause.
  • Koaa2

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    Sep 12, 2008 6:00 PM GMT
    The Republicans always use the phrase "Activist Judges", when they get a ruling they don't like.

    I guess the Supreme Court weren't activist judges when they let numb nuts become president!