Saturday, October 11, 2008

California Proposition 8 Update - Help Needed

(The following is from John Aravosis, the chief proprietor of

Out-of-state Mormons pouring millions to defeat gays in California. And they're succeeding.
John Aravosis (DC) · 10/11/2008 11:21:00 AM ET · Link

Goal ThermometerPlease join our campaign to raise money to defeat Prop 8 in California. It's a religious right/Mormon initiative that would repeal the marriages of thousands of gay couples in that state. The latest news reports show that, while we were winning, we're now losing. Folks working on the battle tell us that it's all a matter of money. The bad guys have $10 million more than us (thanks to the Mormons). If we can only raise enough on our side, we can win.

Please use the box to the left, just click on it, to donate to the campaign. 100% of your donation goes to the campaign, you can give as much as you want, and it's 100% secure. You guys donated an amazing $20,000 in only one day. Let's see if we can make it 50k.

And now for the rest of the story...

The untold story of the battle over Proposition 8 is how, yet again, the Mormon Church is butting its nose into a gay civil rights debate in a state that isn't Utah. I've been following gay civil rights issues since the early 1990s, and you'd be amazed at how many times the Mormon Church has dumped its money into a state not-its-own in order to bash gays and lesbians. A very nasty church.

Markos has more on the Prop 8 battle and why it matters:
Yes, this is a battle for universal human rights, but ultimately, it directly affects just the LGBT community. Since it has the most to gain, and the most to lose, the burden of this battle falls on their backs. And while lots of people -- straight and gay -- have stepped up to fight for what's right, many of the wealthiest gays and lesbians in this country have sat on the sidelines, complacent and aloof.

The LGBT community has lots of individuals who can write those big checks. They are well represented in the ranks of the millionaires. We need to urge them to get off the sidelines and engage in this fight.

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