Friday, December 12, 2008

‘Has Your Neighbor Wished You a Happy Holiday?’ - By Mark R. Kerr

A review (and publication of businesses and individuals) of the campaign finance reports for the proponents (yesformarriage.com) of Proposition 102 (AZSOS 102062008) - the proposed and now state constitutional amendment defining marriage as a union between one man and one woman, had commenced, joining economic boycott efforts that were had begun in Florida and California, where two other amendments were on their general election ballots. Still, continuing to get Tucson’s LGBT community to “know their neighbor,” those gave contributions, monetary, in kind or otherwise or who conducted transactions with the proponents of Proposition 102 in Arizona because LGBT consumers have the right to refuse service as well to businesses and individuals.

Tucsonans and those who own businesses in the Old Pueblo who contributed: Dana Willis, Tucson, AZ, 85715, 8/29/08, $1,000. Leanne Boone, Tucson, AZ 85741 (Certified Athletic Teacher - TUSD), 8/30/08, $500. George Carroll, Tucson, AZ, 85740, 8/30/08, $5,000. Kristina Lee Colvin, Tucson, AZ, 85748, 8/30/08, $1,000. Felicia and Michael Hancock, Tucson, AZ 85742, 8/30/08, (Michael listed as Landscaper-Self), ($500 total). J. Brent Hinsky, Tucson, AZ, 85750, 8/30/08, $5,000. Diane and Tony Larsen, Tucson, AZ, 85743, 8/30/08 (Tony listed as Electrical Engineer - Texas Instruments), ($3,000 total). Thomas Dean McCook Jr., Tucson, AZ, 85741, 8/30/08, $500. Gordon M. Reay, Tucson, AZ, 85715, 8/30/08, $1,000. Eric Rustand, Tucson, AZ, 85750, 8/30/08, $3,000. Bradley Simons, Tucson, AZ, 85743, 8/30/08, $500. Mary Spear, Tucson, AZ, 85747, 8/30/08, $8,000. Gregory Tevis, Tucson, AZ, 85741, 8/30/08, $300. Patrick Warren, Tucson, AZ, 85747, 8/30/08, $100. Michael and Katrina Wyckoff, Tucson, AZ, 85741, 8/30/08 (Rain for Rent), (Total $600). Walter Holmes, Tucson, AZ, 85750, 9/01/08, (Financial Services - Self), $2,510. Terre Cummings, Tucson, AZ, 85741, 9/2/08, $500. Nancy and R. Jeffrey Gurvine, Tucson, AZ, 85742, 9/2/08, (Jeffrey listed as an Engineer with Raytheon), (total $1,500). Alan Juten, Tucson, AZ, 85749, 9/2/08, ($992 total). Daniel Rios, Tucson, AZ, 85746, 9/2/08, $750. Lily and R.E. Sanford, Tucson, AZ, 85747, 9/2/08, (total $2,550). Tamarra Binkley, Tucson, AZ, 85705, 9/3/08, $500. Mark and Tanya Farr, Tucson, AZ, 85749, 9/3/08, (total $300). Alwyn Finster, Tucson, AZ, 85751, 9/3/08, $2,500. Erin Goodman, Tucson, AZ, 85739, 9/3/08, $1,000. Clifford Juliander, Tucson, AZ, 85730, 9/3/08, $1,000. Melvin Lotti, Tucson, AZ, 85710, 9/3/08 (total for period $750). Lee and Maryanne Walker, Tucson, AZ, 85716, 9/3/08 (total $2,500). Darren Watson, Tucson, AZ, 85739, 9/3/08, $20. Jeffrey and Ruthann Wiggins, Tucson, AZ, 85745, 9/3/08, (total $250).

Jeffrey and Jenna Anderson, Tucson, AZ, 85730, 9/4/08, (Jeffrey listed as a mechanical engineer for Raytheon) (total $1,000). James Steven Chipman, Tucson, AZ, 85750, 9/4/08, $2,500. David Cook, Oro Valley, AZ, 85737, 9/4/08, $1,000. Harve Crotts, Tucson, AZ, 85712, 9/4/08, $5,000. Fern Evans, Tucson, AZ, 85715, 9/4/08, $200. Kevin and Kristen Fenn, Tucson, AZ, 85730, 9/4/08 (Kevin listed as a Network Tech with Qwest), (total $1,000). Betty Goodman, Tucson, AZ, 85735, 9/4/08, $500. Sandra Haymore, Tucson, AZ, 85711, 9/4/08, $150. Noelle Henderson, Vail, AZ, 85641, $1,500. Grace Irey, Tucson, AZ, 85730, 9/4/08, $2,000. Karl Kern, Tucson, AZ, 85715, 9/4/08, $20,000. Barney Lewis, Tucson, AZ, 85710 (Service Director - Tucson Dodge (as in car company), 9/4/08, $5,000. Kecia Lewis, Tucson, AZ, 85710, 9/4/08, $5,000. Megan and Melvyn Lotti, Tucson, AZ, 85710, 9/4/08, (total $500). Julie Lindstrom, Tucson, AZ, 85742, 9/4/08, $3,000. Brent Nokleby, Tucson, AZ, 85742, 9/4/08, $1,000. Jon Palmer, Tucson, AZ, 85743, $1,000. Barbara Parks, Tucson, AZ, 85741, 9/4/08, $500. Andrew Petersen, Tucson, AZ, 85750, 9/4/08 (Attorney - Humphrey and Petersen PC), $3,000. Cindy and Craig Sanford, Tucson, AZ, 85715, 9/4/08 (total $5,000). Laurel Schafer, Tucson, AZ, 85710, 9/4/08, $1,800. Martha and Joseph Smith III, Tucson, AZ, 85749, 9/4/08, (Joseph Smith is listed as a Custom Home Builder for Golden State Properties), (total $1,000). Leann and Matthew Vaterlaus, Tucson, AZ, 85710, 9/4/08, (Matthew listed as a software engineer for IBM), (total $1,200). Ann Weaver, Tucson, AZ, 85745, 9/4/08, $1,000. Thomas Whetten, Tucson, AZ, 85730, $1,000. Jarom and Molly Ballantyne, Tucson, AZ, 85743, 9/4/08 (total $600). Jason Hochstettler, Tucson, AZ, 85730, 9/6/08, $1,000. Conrad Huss, Tucson, AZ, 85739, 9/6/08, $10,000.

Lawrence and Sally Icely, Tucson, AZ, 85746, 9/6/08, (total $750). Manuel Jesus Morales, Tucson, AZ, 85735, 9/6/08, $500. Kimball Orton MD (listed as a Doctor), Tucson, AZ, 85750, 9/6/08, $2,000. Morgan Rowland Jr., Tucson, AZ, 85716, (automotive tech - Budget Resale), 9/8/08, $2,000. Kent Tarbet, Vail, AZ, 85641, 9/8/08, $1,000. Dee Thompson, Tucson, AZ, 85741, 9/8/08, $500. Amee and Jeremy Babcock, Tucson, AZ, 85757, 9/9/08, (Jeremy listed as a design engineer for SMSC), (total $1,000). Joanne Brown, Tucson, AZ, 85741, 9/9/08, $500. A. Jay and Irlys Busby, Tucson, AZ, 85750, 9/9/08, $3,000. Garbini Family Trust, Tucson, AZ, 85745, 9/9/08, $750. Roger and Susan Greer, Tucson, AZ, 85705, 9/9/08, (total $500). Kristin Ashby, Tucson, AZ, 85742, 9/10/2008, $500. Heather Clyde, Tucson, AZ, 857490, $2,000. Tyler Mott, Tucson, AZ, 85705, 9/10/08 (banker - Wells Fargo), $100. Ted Naone, Tucson, AZ, 85715, 9/10/08, $500. Lilse Nouin, Tucson, AZ, 85705, 9/10/08, $500. Craig Rendahl, Tucson, AZ, 85741, 9/10/08 (Technology Trainer - MUSD), $100. Elias Robbins, Tucson, AZ, 85719, 9/10/08, $150. Lenore Carter, Tucson, AZ, 85741, 9/10/08, $1,000. Kathleen Cook, Tucson, AZ, 85741, 9/10/08, $750. Evelyn and James Corning, Oro Valley, AZ, 85737, 9/11/08, (total $2,000). Andrew and Dana Elmer, Tucson, AZ, 85741, 9/11/08, (Andrew listed as employed by UPS) (total $500).

Felix Garcia, Tucson, AZ, 85749, 9/11/08, (total $2,000 for period). Doralea Polley, Tucson, AZ, 85737, 9/11/08, $1,000. Lucinda Contreras, Tucson, AZ, 85755, 9/12/08, $500. Jose and Susquiana Figueroa, Tucson, AZ, 85747, 9/11/08 (Jose listed as Branch Rental Manager - Penske Truck Leasing), (total $1,000). Stanley Karchner, Tucson, AZ, 85718, 9/12/08, (listed as an attorney), $1,000. Mary Little, Tucson, AZ, 85743, 9/12/08, $500. Joseph Buescher Jr., Tucson, AZ, 85701, 9/13/08, $1,000. Charles Perrine Jr., Tucson, AZ, 85749, 9/13/08, $1,000. Philip LeSueur, Tucson, AZ, 85719, (listed as student, part of LeSueur family who were the major contributors to yesformarriage.com), $25. Shaun Halbert, Tucson, AZ, 85719, 9/16/08, (listed as a financial analyst for Johns Manville), $500. Imelda Krauss, Tucson, AZ, 85742, 9/16/08, $3,000. K. Lynn Orchard, Tucson, AZ, 85719, 9/16/08, $150. Rex Woods, Tucson, AZ, 9/16/08, $100. Kenneth Moeller, Tucson, AZ, 85742, 9/17/08, $500. Kent and Ronda Dalton, Tucson, AZ, 85742, 9/18/08, (total $90). Joyce Holman, Tucson, AZ, 85715, 9/18/08, $500. Dudley and Merilyn Welker, Tucson, AZ, 85715, 9/19/08, (total $1,000). Greg Crowther, Tucson, AZ, 85747, 9/20/08, $1,000. Sozel Flake, Tucson, AZ, 85741, 9/20/08, $300. Marylin Loftfield, Tucson, AZ, 85718, 9/20/08, $2,500. Bonna Burrows, Tucson, AZ, 85750, 9/22/08, (listed as housewife), $12,000.


This is just a microcosm of them and more will be following in subsequent editions, since this was not just a statewide initiative so more will be following and remember, as consumers, we have the right to refuse service to anyone as well. For those interested in even more details, the reports can be found online at azsos.gov/cfs/PublicReports/2008/F751795F-624D-4502-83C4-FD8E16844FC8.pdf, azsos.gov/cfs/PublicReports/2008/1660B06E-2440-4978-8490-1308210055EA.pdf, azsos.gov/cfs/PublicReports/2008/F13C4158-61AE-4EF7-A8BD-6B85801F0145.pdf. For more information online about the ongoing economic boycott go to equalityboycott.com.

1 comment:

Zeus King of the Gods said...

I am sad that I didn't notice this website earlier and the fact that it noticed my small contribution to support passage of AZ Prop. 102 last year. I’m glad that somebody noticed. I also contributed to pass Prop. 8 in California & I think that I donated money to pass Florida's Constitutional Amendment which almost passed by a 2-1 margin banning people who think that they are gay from marrying others who also think that they are gay.

I am so glad that Prop 102 passed last November & that Prop 8 also passed in California after judicial fiat forced California voters to amend their own Constitution. It was ridiculous that it was even allowable for the California Supreme Court to review the Constitutionality of the Amendment once it was passed. An amendment to a constitution cannot be unconstitutional because it supersedes any previously stated laws or statutes!

I hope that sooner or later we can finally get a marriage amendment passed to the United States Constitution banning gay marriage because homosexual conduct is so abhorrent. But I would also be happy with federal, state & local governments getting out of the marriage business altogether which seems to just be a way for the government to try and dictate behavior and change tax policy. I truly believe that marriage is a three person partnership: between man, woman & God. And the government needs to stop trying to play God and marrying people. Since the government doesn't baptize people, it shouldn't be marrying people either. In the meantime, fighting against so-called "gay marriage" is a must.

Maybe one day we can start helping people who think that they are gay overcome the psychological problem which plagues them but that the American Psychological Association stopped classifying as a sexual disorder. Until that day, I hope you all the best & I’m sure we will meet again at the next social battle over what is acceptable human behavior.