SUMMARY: We will win this if we get help from outside the state.
Note: this update is based on the emails I receive from the Yes on 8 campaign.
Proposition 8 is the ballot initiative in California that will amend the Constitution to define marriage as a man and a woman. There is a huge amount of opposition to this bill from Hollywood and the other usual suspects.
CA is the largest state in the union and is the cultural trend-setter of our country. If Californians consent to having gay marriage forced on them, it won’t be long until it comes to your state, especially if Obama gets 3 appointments to the Supreme Court.
Prop 8. was behind in the polls (based on lack of advertising) until Yes on 8 (protectmarriage.com) started airing some very effective ads a couple weeks ago. Support immediately shot up 10 points and polls now show that Prop. 8 is ahead by a margin of 48% Yes to 45% No (CBS/Survey USA poll taken 10/15)
But now the No on 8 campaign is raising money at an unprecedented pace.
The San Jose Mercury News reports:
*Equality California, the lead organization for the No on 8 campaign, has raised more than $3 million within California since Oct. 6, including a $1 million contribution Tuesday from the California Teachers Association..The No on 8 campaign has also received commitments for an additional $4 million in donations that have not been received.*
The big issue right now is whether or not gay marriage will be taught in schools if this bill fails. Yes on 8 is about to air a new ad that tells the story of Robb and Robin Wirthlin whose son was read a book about a prince who married another prince and the two men went on to become, “King and King.” The book includes a scene of the two male princes kissing each other.
When the Wirthlins contacted school officials to complain about gay marriage being forced on young children in the Massachusetts public schools, they were told they had no right to control the curriculum, no right to be notified when gay marriage might be taught in school, and no right to pull their child from class.
The Wirthlins courageously decided to fight the system, and filed a lawsuit in federal court in Boston. Unfortunately, both the district court and the Court of Appeals ruled against them, stating that parents had no right to be notified of this instruction or to remove their children from class while gay marriage was being taught. Just a few days ago the United States Supreme Court refused to hear their case.
No on 8 has taken a 9-to-1 lead in fundraising in just the last week. To date, 95% of the financial support for prop 8. has been from Californians.
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES MoveOn.org. Code Pink. International ANSWER. Congressman Pete Stark. You might be forgiven for thinking any of those were on the stage last night at the GOP Debate when, in his frenzied and repeated attempts to destroy Jeb, Donald Trump went 9/11 troof about George W. Bush. First, he goes after the war, the intel, the WMDs, and basically the | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES Look, this isn’t a political discussion. It’s an aesthetic one. I will be called petty here, but this needs to be addressed: It was ill-advised for Donald Trump to re-apply a spray tan so close to a debate where he would be standing in front of a red background. He looked like John Boehner blushing. Look at that. LOOK | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES Inbetween a number of nasty (and at this point tiresome) exchanges between Cruz and Rubio, one guy on the stage stood calm and collected in the face of constant attacks and immature interruptions from Donald Trump. Apart from one criticism of Kasich on Medicaid expansion, Bush stayed focused on the prize, and came out the clear winner. Unlike the | Read More »
Share on Facebook 1 1 SHARES This was amazing. John Dickerson is supposed to be the debate moderator and instead he starts getting into a debate with Ted Cruz regarding the appointment of Supreme Court justices during an election year. Cruz rightly pointed out it’s been precedent for 80 years not to do this. Dickerson then started arguing with Cruz about when Justice Anthony Kennedy | Read More »