Friday, September 5, 2008

Republicans Against Proposition 8

"Republicans Against 8 is a Campaign Committee of concerned California Republicans who believe in limited government, personal responsibility, the maintenance of Constitutionally-protected rights and freedoms, and in protecting California’s business climate.

Republicans Against 8 was founded by the Log Cabin Republicans, the nation’s largest coalition of gay and lesbian Republicans, and their allies. The Log Cabin Republicans were founded in 1978, when they joined with Gov. Ronald Reagan to fight Proposition 6, the “Briggs Amendment,” which would have banned gay and lesbian Californians from teaching in public schools.

Today, Republicans Against 8 stands with another California Governor, Arnold Schwarzenegger, to fight for fundamental freedoms—the principle that all Californians’ right to marry should be treated fairly and equally under the law."

6 comments: said...

This is wonderful! I will post this sometime tomorrow!


CrackerLilo said...

It's definitely nice to see things like this, especially after reading and hearing about Sarah Palin's anti-gay stances. Thank you.

By the way, you'll like my first-ever guest blog post.

Queers United said...

Cracker - It certainly is a step in the right direction.

Guest blog post? hmmm, I read your entry but I am not sure what you mean.

Jen said...

Is the Reagan thing really true?

Karen said...

I think that the Briggs amendment is of a different nature than proposition 8. No one should be discriminated against employment, health care, dignity, etc. However, I think the issue of defining marriage requires more research and consideration of all of the stakeholders involved. This is not a social norm, and while that is not reason enough to refuse to redefine marriage, there should be substantial time and due diligence put in before doing anything so revolutionary.

karen said...

ahem, should be "in regards to employment, health care", etc. etc. :)

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