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alp227 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 08:41 PM
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Appeal expected on disclosure of Prop. 8 donors
Source: SF Chronicle

(10-21) 16:43 PDT SAN FRANCISCO -- A battle over the disclosure of donors to the $40 million campaign to ban same-sex marriage in California is apparently headed for higher courts after a federal judge rejected claims by backers of the 2008 ballot measure that continued exposure would endanger their contributors.

After a hearing Thursday, U.S. District Judge Morrison England of Sacramento dismissed a suit by Proposition 8 campaign committees. They wanted an exemption from the state law that makes public the names of all who contributed $100 or more.

A state website has listed the donors' names since shortly after the November 2008 passage of Prop. 8, which defined marriage as the union of a man and a woman. Lawyers for the measure's sponsors were unavailable Friday but indicated earlier that they would appeal an adverse ruling; other participants in the hearing said England spoke of an expected appeal.

The suit said Prop. 8 supporters had been subjected to harassment, vandalism, hate mail, boycotts, assaults and death threats.

Read more: http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2011/1...
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defendandprotect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 10:09 PM
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1. But Prop 8 isn't harassment of gays, hate-based legislation which subjects homosexuals to
Edited on Fri Oct-21-11 10:10 PM by defendandprotect
assault and death threats?

WTF?



The suit said Prop. 8 supporters had been subjected to harassment, vandalism, hate mail, boycotts, assaults and death threats.



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SoapBox Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Oct-21-11 11:36 PM
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2. They don't know nothing....try living and actually BEING gay!
...I've been spit at...yelled at...bullied...harassed...over my many, many years.

I once told a gal, that was ranting about being discriminated against for being Asian and Black...I said,
she should try being gay...that shut her up.
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BR_Parkway Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 06:26 AM
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4. Very well said
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dimbear Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Oct-22-11 12:35 AM
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3. Actual threat: boycotts. Decent people won't do business with bigots.
Smooth move, Utah, what with your massive dependence on tourism. Enjoy.
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