The victory of Proposition 8 in California in November 2008 was the result of one of the most frightening campaigns of misinformation and fear-mongering ever perpetrated on a voting populace......
Check out the simplistic e-mail campaign propaganda to the right........... (no pun intended there really, but if the condom fits...)
You may not know it if you only follow mainstream television news media, but the testimony in Perry vs. Schwarzenegger has ended. The historic trial to overturn California's constitutional definition of marriage as the union only between a man and a woman is now in the hands of Judge Vaughn, who may take until March to review evidence before hearing closing arguments. Whatever his decision, the case is likely to be appealed to the Supreme Court.
The trial has lasted twelve days. It's shocking how little coverage this has received on the Networks.
The Washington Times offered a good brief summary of the arguments on both sides. One particular quote by an attorney defending Prop. 8 in favor of the same-sex marriage ban is worth examining further:
As I have asserted before....this is not an issue for popular vote:
Which means if the folks in the Race Mixing photo at top had prevailed, African Americans might not have had a chance to vote against gay civil rights in this ballot.....
Check out the clip from November 2008, The Daily Show HERE