sfinboston saidI am really hoping that those couples who live in CA, will support and contribute to no vote on 8. There are over a million gay couples in CA, yet only 30,000 have donated....where are the others? Everyone can give something.
I keep hearing that but as with anything, only a small percentage of people normally support anything. That just means that the people that are willing and able to donate need to donate as much as they can. Just about all of the friends that I know have donated as much as they can without putting themselves in a financial mess. With all of the people that I know that have donated recently, I'm sure the current numbers are higher than 30,000. The ones that have not donated are currently out of work because of the economy and many of them worked in the real estate industry. I know straight people that have donated to no on prop 8 as well.
It really is amazing to read the stories of the other side. More than 40% of the money came from Mormons (many out of state) and many of those people gave huge chunks of their life savings, if not all of their savings. The Mormans feel like they are saving marriage. They really do believe that gay marriage will destroy marriage. Logically, it does not make any sense, but their churches have convinced them of this so they are willing to donate just about everything they have.
People that support Prop 8 are often times older. Older people often times have more money than younger people.
Also, I think that there are some things going on that are not part of the official no on prop 8 campaign. For example, I recently heard that Ellen is going to run her own commercials asking people to vote no on 8. I don't know if that is true. I don't have very much time to watch the tv.