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How the well-oiled Mormon machine helped pass Prop 8

In the end, Protect Marriage estimates, as much as half of the nearly $40 million raised on behalf of the measure was contributed by Mormons. That was the statement confirming the extent of the financial involvement of the members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints to pass…

The religious right promises more amendments, do we have a plan?

The election is over and the religious right is still hungry, its fangs still dripping with the blood of the carcass of civil rights that it has consumed with the passage of the anti-gay ballot initiatives. Even as it savors the win, it is hunting for its next prey —…

Ballot initiatives provide a wake up call to the LGBT community about race

I didn’t think this would happen in my lifetime. We did it – we jettisoned the right-wing and its failed policies out into deep space and made history in the process. We did it with a diverse coalition of citizens – people who look like the America of the future,…

‘TheCall’: a day-long religious frenzy for California’s Yes on 8

(For a news roundup on all things Prop 8, click over to this DKos diary. Also, click over to Mirele’s diary “Powerful ‘Mormon Home Invasion’ No on 8 Web Ad” to view and join the discussion about it.) Yesterday “TheCall,” a 12-hour rally to boost support for Yes on 8,…

New survey shows Prop 8 losing; 8 Against 8′s goal reached on Day 3!

Great news on two fronts in the fight to ensure marriage equality is preserved in California. First, a new statewide survey released by the Public Policy Institute of California (PPIC) with funding from The James Irvine Foundation (PDF) has found that Prop 8 is now losing among likely voters, 52…

8 Against 8 – are you with us?

As regular readers, I live in North Carolina, a state where my wife and I have no legal rights here as a same-sex couple, even though we legally married in Canada in 2004. It is for that reason that I have donated to defeat Proposition 8. California’s legislature, representing the…

In Which I Pretend To Be A Law Student

I realize that I’m treading on incredibly shaky ground by addressing a legal argument two weeks before I start law school, and risk ruining the entirety of my career by falling flat on my face complaining about a National Review columnist. But hey, I gotta call stupid where I see…

Good news for marriage equality in MA and CA, bad news for fundies

Today’s big victory for marriage equality comes from Massachusetts, as its House passed a bill to repeal the “1913 law” that bars same-sex couples from other states who wish to marry there. Governor Deval Patrick will sign it when it hits his desk. (Bay Windows): The bill cleared a final…

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