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Newsjock Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 07:02 PM
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Gay marriage foe wants out of Proposition 8 trial
Source: Associated Press

SAN FRANCISCO A vocal gay marriage opponent who volunteered to become a defendant in the case challenging California's same-sex nuptial ban is now asking to be removed from the case.

Hak-Shing William Tam was one of the five official sponsors of Proposition 8 who formally "intervened" in a federal lawsuit challenging the voter-approved ban. The lawsuit officially names the state as the defendant, but Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger and Attorney General Jerry Brown have refused to defend the voter-approved ban.

On Friday, Tam told U.S. District Court Judge Vaughn Walker that he fears for his and his family's safety. In his court filing, Tam's lawyers say the trial will bring him unwanted publicity and expose him to retribution from gay marriage supporters.



Read more: http://www.mercurynews.com/breaking-news/ci_14150777
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Starbucks Anarchist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 07:08 PM
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1. You mean he just wants to be able to live in peace?
Ironic.
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rurallib Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 07:29 PM
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5. ironically ironic.
and he wants his loved ones to be left alone.
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jberryhill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 07:30 PM
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6. No. The money ran out. /nt
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Mari333 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 07:11 PM
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2. make them sweat.
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Lil Missy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 07:17 PM
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3. No kidding ...... jackass.
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wryter2000 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 07:25 PM
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4. Turn on the light
and the roaches scatter.

Trials are supposed to be public, you moron. Addressed to the hater, not the OP.
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 09:50 PM
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13. Well said.
:thumbsup:
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mrbarber Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 07:37 PM
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7. Scurry back to your hole in the ground..
And stop pretending you or your families life were in jeopardy just because your a coward. Disgusting pig of a human, rot his bones.
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DainBramaged Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 07:39 PM
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8. "unwanted publicity and expose him to retribution "
you mean the same as the GLBT community has for decades, poor fucking baby. You bring it, you own it scumbag.
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mrbarber Donating Member (884 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 07:51 PM
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10. It's funny, the only two instances of "violence" I remember from after the Prop 8 issues was when..
Edited on Fri Jan-08-10 07:52 PM by mrbarber
Some lone protestor knocked down a "God Hates fags" sign at a rally (I remember Mike Huckabee and the blond haired bimbo on the view making a big deal out it on the show, huckabee (rot his bones) somehow claiming that that showed that christians were just as discriminated agaisn't as GLBT folks)

and when some crazy born again Christian wacko claimed to have been "attacked" the day after Prop 8 passed when she and her little cohorts were praying for "dem homosexuals" souls in San Francisco.
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Commie Pinko Dirtbag Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 11:05 AM
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14. Decades? What about millennia? Re: Leviticus. -nt
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zbdent Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 07:47 PM
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9. strange that he has a lot to fear from the people who, no doubt, would also claim to be
"pro-life" and support "pro-life" candidates ...

and yet, he probably wouldn't have anything to fear from the "culture of Death" people, who actually try to improve life for those already born ...
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xchrom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 08:01 PM
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11. Through the looking glass, Alice. Nt
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Jamastiene Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-08-10 09:50 PM
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12. What a coward
:nopity:
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and-justice-for-all Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-09-10 10:12 PM
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15. To bad you bigoted asshole!!
The world needs to see the face of hate.
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JustAnotherGen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 04:03 PM
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16. Ha ha ha
Good! I'm glad he's scared. But he started this bigoted dogfight and now he has to finish it. If he is ostracized and victimized - so be it. Now he knows how it feels to be homosexual in America. Am I gay? No. But there's right and there's wrong. This guy needs to be taught right from wrong. I hope he pees himself walking into court! :rofl: I hope there many Americans who happen to be gay there to witness it! :rofl:
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jmowreader Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Jan-10-10 10:20 PM
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17. Are there any defendants left in this case?
Wild assumption time: if all the defendants pull out of the case for one reason or another, does the amendment get stricken automatically?
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