10 Things You Can Do to Stop the Props

Mombian
October 21, 2008
Florida’s Prop 2, California’s Prop 8, Arizona’s Prop 102: You know what they are. You’ve given money to fight them. (If you haven’t, stop right now and click one of the links above, donate, then continue reading.) There are exactly two weeks to go now, folks. What else can you do...Here are some ideas, in no particular order. (Link)

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EDITORIAL: Marriage amendment

Arizona Republic
October 20, 2008
The Republic joins seven other Arizona newspapers in urging Arizona voters to reject Prop 102, saying "Arizona must get beyond the acrimony fueled by the fight over Proposition 102... As gays, lesbians, bisexuals and transsexuals no longer feel compelled to hide in the closet, we see that they're our friends, colleagues and, often, family members. Personal relations are dispelling the clouds of prejudice and ignorance. [Link]
Read more about the fight for the freedom to marry in Arizona.

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Prop. 102: No

Arizona Daily Star
October 19, 2008
Proposition 102 is a divisive, discriminatory initiative that would threaten to erode the rights of same-sex couples if approved. (Link)
Learn more about Prop. 102.

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Arizona’s Anti-Marriage Amendment

The Arizona Republic
October 20, 2008
The Republic editorializes, "Proposition 102 is a needless distraction. Voters should reject it." (Link)
Learn more about what's going on in Arizona.

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Mom says: Vote no on divisive anti-gay marriage proposition

Tucson Citizen
October 8, 2008
"My faith as a Christian - a follower of Jesus, who told us clearly that we don't get to cast stones at others because we, too, are deeply flawed - that faith demands that I not only refuse to participate in the stone throwing, but also that I stand up and do something to stop it." [Link]
Read more from other non-gay allies.

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Cold Stone Creamery Founders Donate Against Marriage Equality in Arizona

Joe. My. God
October 6, 2008
"JMG reader ChrisB in Phoenix tips us to the news that Cold Stone Creamery founders Donald and Susan Sutherland (no relation to the famous acting family) have donated $10,000 to Arizona's anti-gay marriage Proposition 102. You can find the Sutherland's donation on Page 16 of this Prop 102 donors PDF. " [Link]
Learn more about Arizona.

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$6.9M raised by backers of gay marriage measure

Associated Press
October 2, 208
Supporters of a measure that would alter Arizona’s constitution to ban gay and lesbian couples' marriages have out-raised opponents by millions of dollars. Figures released Thursday show the campaign in support of Proposition 102 has raised $6.9 million. That’s compared to the roughly $355,000 raised by the measure’s opponents. [Link]
Learn more about Arizona.

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McCain, Obama wary of marriage debate

Associated Press
September 22, 2008
Proposed discriminatory amendments against marriage for same-sex couples are on the ballot in three important states this fall, rousing passions on both sides, yet neither John McCain nor Barack Obama seem eager to push the issue high on their campaign agendas. (Link)

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Why Each State is Important

Box Turtle Bulletin
September 9, 2008
Collectively, we have the opportunity to send a very strong message this year. Should we win in all three states we will be able to state that those who experience same-sex marriages within their communities have found them to be no threat, that anti-marriage efforts will not win you election in a swing state, and that coming back to a state that has rejected discrimination is a waste of time and money. [Link]

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Our Opinion: Vote no on gay marriage ban

Tucson Citizen
September 7, 2008
"We need to send a message to the rest of the U.S. that discrimination is not what Arizona is about. We need to send a message to legislators - think of it as dropping them a card - to stop monkeying with our constitution and to get to work on real issues facing the state." [Link]

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