Posts Tagged proposition 8
If you love, where you love, what equipment you might use… Actually, the equipment is somebody’s business. And yet, the “Traditional Values” people are all upset over homosexuality in the movies, in the workplace, in the Boy Scouts. And they should just realize that homosexuality in the Boy Scouts is a tradition. And now that the California State Supreme Court has upheld Prop 8, it’s official: San Francisco is moving to Iowa.
The California Supreme Court finds itself center stage tomorrow when it will hear oral arguments on whether it should uphold Proposition 8′s ban on same-sex marriage.
The case touches the heart of our democracy and poses a profound question: can a bare majority of voters strip away an inalienable right through the initiative process? If so, what possible meaning does the word inalienable have?
The state faced a dilemma like this before. In 1964, 65 percent of California voters approved Proposition 14, which would have legalized racial discrimination in the selling or renting of housing. Both the California and U.S. Supreme Courts struck down this proposition, concluding that it amounted to an unconstitutional denial of rights. read on…
The religious right must make a choice; to sacrifice the very principles insures them their freedom to worship in favor of making some sort of point about their interpretation of doctrine OR to hold inalienable rights of all humans about institutionalized, politicized bigotry.
How could I not hop (Here’s looking at you Australia) on the animal label trend?
Crossposted at The Bloggernacle Back Burner
Channel 4 reports that a Nebraska man faces possible excommunication from the LDS Church for supporting same sex marriage.
Let the excommunications begin. Every now and then the church sees fit to make a very public example of a few “dissidents” in order to keep the rest of the flock scared lest the same thing happen to them.
Whatever happened to Joseph Smith’s admonition to teach them correct principles and let them govern themselves?
You can see from my previous diaries that I have been all over the issue of Mormon donations to Prop 8. But just now, something positively devastating just fell into my lap. And my source says there’s a lot more where this came from.
I have received an internal memo from the Mormon Church dated March 4, 1997. This memo discusses strategies for what the memo calls "HLM" (gay marriage) in Hawaii and California (I assume that HLM refers to "homosexual legal marriage" but if you have your own preferred acronym, feel free to use it).
Like I said–this memo is devastating. And it demonstrates that they have been planning this Proposition 8 referendum for more than a decade.
Above is the first page of this memo. It indicates, as you see, that the Mormon Church had been planning to coordinate with the Catholic Church to defeat “HLM” in Hawaii and California. Below are images of devastating quotes from this memo.
This memo overtly discusses strategy for making sure that “HLM” doesn’t make any more progress than it absolutely has to: