There was only sour note to the huge victories in Tuesday’s elections: the passage of Proposition 8, the anti-gay marriage amendment in California. A deceitful campaign preyed on voters’ fears and homophobia. The No on 8 campaign was massively outspent and not very effective.
I’m convinced that marriage equality will come, but this is a setback. Gay couples, who only gained the right to marry earlier this year in California, have lost that right.
The Mormon Church was the prime mover behind the Yes on 8 campaign, donating $19 million, nearly 80% of the total raised. A backlash is brewing. John Aravosis of AmericaBlog is trying to organize a boycott of Utah. Others are trying to get the tax-exempt status of the Latter Day Saints repealed: sign the petition.
[First in a series of daily posts for NaBloPoMo, the National Blog Posting Month, which I just found out about.]