For example, I received a recent email from the American Family Association. In their email plea for money and support, they scream, “Liberal activist judges in Massachusetts and California, each by a 4-3 margin, have already forced homosexual marriage on their citizens! There is nothing in current law which would keep one judge from legalizing marriage between three men, or two men and four women, or any other combination.”
“Liberal activist judges?” Really? In California, six of the seven judges are Republican and were appointed by Republican governors.
“…forced homosexual marriages on their citizens?” Wow, that sounds dangerous and deadly…like a shotgun wedding? Are homosexual marriages mandatory now?
The last sentence about group marriage is just nonsense and exaggeration. There are lots of laws against group marriages.
The SF Chronicle reports that backers of the proposition said: 'If the gay marriage ruling is not overturned, teachers will be required to teach young children there is no difference between gay marriage and traditional marriage,' supporters of Proposition 8 said in ballot arguments that went on public display this week at the secretary of state's office. It's all nonsense and scare tactics, opponents of the measure said Thursday. Steve Smith, strategist for the No on 8 campaign, said opponents of the measure will decide by next week whether to sue, which is the only way a ballot argument can be changed before the election."
UPDATE: Equality for All (a coalition of civil rights, faith, choice, labor and community of color organizations working to stop and defeat any ballot measure, especially Proposition 8, that has the intent to discriminate against LGBT Californians) has a few ways to help:
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