Prop 8 Proof

November 16, 2008

 

Some of the commments on my posts have indicated I neglected to post the necessary proof to support my allegations against the Mormon Church, and other supporters of the “Yes on 8” campaign. I disagree, somewhat, but I thought it might be helpful to compile my sources in one location.  Check back, I’ll add new things as I find them.  All will contain links to outside sources.

Who sent and signed the blackmail letter that was sent to major donors to the no campaign?


Was there really a letter, who has seen it?

Yes there was/is letter.  It was posted widely over the internet.  Here is an excerpt referring diectly to blackmail:

We respectfully request that Abbot & Associates withdraw it’s support of Equality California.  Make a donation of like amount to ProtectMarriage.com which will help us correct this error and restore Traditional Marriage.  A donation form is enclosed.  We will be most grateful and will advertise on our website Abbot & Associates’ generous contribution.

Were you to elect to not donate comparably, it would be a clear indication that you are in opposition to traditional marriage.  The names and of companies and organizations that choose not to donate in like manner to ProtectMarriage.com but have given to Equality California will be published.  It is only fair for Proposition 8 supporters to know which companies and organizations oppose traditional marriage.

And here is a link to a full copy of the original letter.  Here is a link to a piece about this in the Los Angeles Times.  On the LA Times you can also volunteer to “out” yourself as a supporter of No on 8.

 

On your site, I have seen the LDS church called out for their role in raising money for the Yes on 8 campaign, and I’ve also seen your list of the other top ten donors.  How do I know this list is true, and if it is true, who were the other top donors?

For all political donations (which is what a donation to either the Yes on 8 or the No on 8 campaign are), you are required to provide a certain amount of personal information.  That information is then compiled, tracked and made available to the public.  Anyone who is interested can obtain a full list of all donors of $100 or more (I’m not totally certain about that, I’ve also heard $50 or more).  As a member of the public you have right to see the list.  Here is a list of all individuals, organizations and businesses which have contributed $4,950 or more.  I have posted a list that combines both donors and activists to the No on 8 campaign.

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Protect Marriage – Ban Divorce

November 13, 2008

 

Vodpod videos no longer available.

more about “Protect Marriage – Ban Divorce“, posted with vodpod

Are you a child of the free to be you and me generation?

November 12, 2008

 

SF protests the passage of Prop H8.  Again, tissues recommended.

Thanks Ang for finding this!


End the H8!

November 12, 2008

 

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Chickens & Chefs – Sam Ronson on Marriage Equality

November 12, 2008

 

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I guess people care more about farm animals than they do their fellow man, that’s really sad to me.  Yes, I am glad that the chickens will have more room and better conditions as they wait to die, but I just think it’s frightening that people show more compassion for tomorrow’s dinner than for the chef.


The Right To Marry – Yes We Should!

November 12, 2008

 

Grab the tissues…


Say “I Do” to Marriage Equalilty

November 12, 2008

 

Sign the pledge to show your support for MarriageForward and their 5 point plan:

  1. A greater focus on including straight alies in the fight for civil marriage equality.
  2. Increased emphasis on engaging minority and underserved communities on gay rights issues.
  3. Better utilization of new media to build a natinal network of people – gay and straight – who can present a show-of-force on gay rights issues simply by virtue of standing up and being counted.
  4. A national public education campaign designed to preemptively guarding against misinformation campaigns like the one launched against gays in California’s Proposition 8 campaign.
  5. An effort to jumpstart a national conversation about the civil nature of marriage.

The Civil Marriage Alliance is a new grassroots organization devoted to achieving civil marriage equality by aggressively reaching out not only to gay people, but to all people.

The Marriage Forward Team is large and diverse. Not simply racially diverse (though we are that), but intellectually, politically, religiously…you name it. We are gay and straight, black and white, Mexican and Chilean, Democrats, Libertarians and Republicans (calm down, Republicans are people too), Jews and Gentiles, and of course we are L-G-B-T-Q-A and everything in between. We are young and old–although, admittedly, we are mostly young. But more important than our individual political, racial, or religious identities, we are a group of people bound by common purpose and belief: That all people are created equal and therefore should be afforded civil marriage equality under the law. We further believe that sooner or later history will acknowledge the wisdom of this belief. But we’d like it to be sooner rather than later. So here we are. The other side has money, fear, and a massive infrastructure for organizing and mobilization. If we want to compete with them, let alone beat them, we need to do more and be better at what we do.

Via Admit It – I Write What You Think