Thursday, October 16, 2008

California Teachers Association Donates $1 Million to Fight Prop 8

With the fundamentalists and Mormons mounting nothing shot of a crusade and anti-gay jihad to try to insure the passage of Proposition 8 in California, it is heartening to see that organizations like the California Teachers Association recognize that much more than gay marriage is at stake if the Kool-Aid drinkers are successful in California. Passage of Proposition 8 would be a crowning victory for those who want to amend constitutions to wipe out the rights of minorities. The precedent it would set is extremely dangerous. Who is next if gays can be constitutional made inferior citizens? True, other states have passed anti-gay amendments. But NO state to date has taken such action to eliminate constitutional rights as enunciated by a state's highest court. Here are some highlights from GayAgenda, a new LGBT news web page:
The largest teacher’s union in California has donated again, giving $1 million to defeat Proposition 8, a November 4th ballot initiative which would repeal the legalization of same-sex marriage in the state.Tuesday’s contribution by the group makes the California Teachers Association the largest institutional donor to the No on 8 campaign. CTA also donated $250,000 back in August to Equality for All, a coalition of gay advocacy and civil rights groups who oppose Proposition 8.
CTA spokesperson, Sandra Jackson says CTA’s 800-member policy body voted overwhelmingly to oppose the gay marriage ban. Jackson said the issue concerns educators because “teachers teach the importance of equal rights for all.”
Please help stop the hate and support the “No on 8” Campaign!

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